VAN DREW STATEMENT ON FATAL UNSANCTIONED CAR SHOW IN WILDWOOD
September 25, 2022 — Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement on the fatal, unsanctioned car show in Wildwood, NJ that took place over the weekend.
“I want to thank the police officers, first responders, EMT’s, and firefighters for assisting those harmed in this reckless incident. Across the country we are watching leaders implement weak-on-crime policies and continually disrespect our police and first responders. For years now, far-left Democrats have ridiculed our police and sought to strip police funding and to no surprise, crime has skyrocketed. When leaders diminish and demean our police officers, this translates to individuals believing this type of behavior is acceptable and will go unpunished. And now we are seeing it right here at home in South Jersey. President Biden and the Democrat majority in Congress must stop allowing career criminals to walk the streets, we must detain individuals for heinous crimes up until trial, and prosecutors must follow the rule of law when issuing sentences.
“It is far past time that our lawmakers make it known that those who commit crimes and threaten law-abiding Americans is absolutely unacceptable and that punishments will be severe. Our police officers need to be supported and funded to ensure that Americans are safe and protected. I will ensure this support is provided and make clear that these types of crimes have no room in South Jersey.
“My thoughts and deepest condolences are with the families and loved ones of those who were killed.”