Rep. Jordan: Retailers Are Closing Down Due to Crime in Three Major Cities ‘All Run by Democrats’

Craig Bannister | April 14, 2023
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Businesses are closing because of crime in Democrat-run cities, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted Wednesday, pointing to three examples.

“New York City. Portland. San Francisco. All seeing businesses close down because of crime. All run by Democrats,” Jordan tweeted, linking to news of how, and why, a major retailer closed a San Francisco outlet this week.

As reported on Tuesday, a flagship Whole Foods Market location in San Francisco has been closed until the store is able to ensure the safety of its employees.

And, they’re not alone. Other retailers in the city are also closing, due to rising crime. For example, despite increased security, theft at Walmart and Walgreens stores in San Francisco has skyrocketed, forcing store closures.

“If New York City is the ‘safest big city in America,’ then why are so many people leaving?” Rep. Jordan asked in a follow-up tweet on Thursday.

There were 100 people murdered in New York City in the first 99 days of 2023, according to data published by the New York Police Department. During that same period there were 408 crime complaints for alleged rapes, 4,102 for alleged robberies, and 6,742 for alleged felony assaults.

Indeed, as Rep. Jordan claimed, Americans do appear to be fleeing Democrat-run cities.

As previously reported, every one of the 10 cities anchoring a metropolitan area with the most homebuyers looking to relocate, rather than enter, has a Democrat mayor, results of a migration study conducted by reveals.

Two of the cities cited by Jordan, San Francisco and New York City, are number one and number three, respectively, among cities with the highest net outflow of homebuyers. Los Angeles, California, has the second-highest net outflow, according to the study.

San Francisco is run by Democrat Mayor London Breed, while Democrat Eric Adams is mayor of New York City.