White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday blamed the organized “smash-and-grab” robberies sweeping Democrat-run cities on Covid.
Organized gangs in San Francisco and Los Angeles have targeted luxury retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Nordstrom, jewelry stores and Home Depot.
A gang of thieves also stormed into a CVS pharmacy in Oakland and stole medication.
Psaki says the flash robberies are due to the pandemic after initially blaming ‘gun violence.’
“When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store—a CVS, Nordstrom, a Home Depot — until the shelves are clean, you think that’s because of the pandemic?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.
Psaki: “I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, yes.”
Doocy: "When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store, a CVS, a Nordstrom, a Home Depot until the shelves are clean, you think that's b/c of the pandemic?"
Psaki: "I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, yes."
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 2, 2021