Congressman Carjacked at Gunpoint in D.C.

( – Three men armed with a gun carjacked a member of the House of Representatives, Henry Cuellar (D-TX), as he was parking his car in the Navy Yard area of southeast D.C. As the victim in the case was a member of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Police took over the investigation from D.C. Metro (MPD).

MPD received a report of an armed carjacking Monday night at 9:32 p.m. where K Street and New Jersey Avenue intersect in southeast D.C. They reportedly handed off the investigation and are assisting the D.C. Capitol Police.

House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) was at the scene of the crime with Cuellar while they took his statement.

Police briefed the public during a press conference late Monday evening, saying that no one was injured, and investigators were working to locate the suspect and vehicle.

The incident marks the second time a congressional Democrat was the victim of violent crime in the city this year. Back in February, Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) successfully fought off an attacker who cornered her in an elevator at her apartment building. The man was later arrested and identified as Hamlin Khalil Hamlin, 26.

Hamlin followed her into an elevator, punched her, and grabbed her neck before Craig doused him with her hot coffee, causing him to flee.

Earlier this summer, Rep. Brad Finstad (R-MN) published a statement describing the attack on one of his congressional staffers after a baseball game. He said the individual was attacked but recovered with only minor injuries. Finstad lambasted “soft-on-crime policies” contributing to crime across the country.

D.C., like many other major cities with George-Soros-sponsored district attorneys, has been experimenting with eliminating cash bail and declining to prosecute minor crimes while downgrading charges on others, except in cases where the offender has a conservative political bias. The January 6th defendants, for example, received incredibly harsh treatment while many of them were solely charged with a misdemeanor trespassing charge.

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