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DC Sports Teams May Leave The City As Crime Surges

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The Democrats in charge of Washington, D.C., are facing consequences as two prominent sports teams plan to move across the Potomac River to Virginia due to concerns about crime in the capital city.

The move will cost D.C. revenue and impact the city’s downtown area. Virginia officials cited crime as a factor influencing the decision.

“The deal would transform a growing Northern Virginia neighborhood and send shockwaves through downtown D.C, which is accustomed to hosting tens of thousands of fans but has struggled with crime,” WRC-TV noted. (Trending: FBI Bribery Probe Caught Joe Biden’s Brother On Tape)

Republicans in Virginia emphasized the importance of safety and the surrounding environment.

“I think they mainly looked at Virginia because we’re open for business. I think that the governor has shown that,” Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said.

“But I would say from just an 80,000-foot view it is clear to me that crime is having an impact in the District in its entirety,” he added.

“I’ve heard from so many Virginia residents that have said they used to enjoy going into the District, going to the Kennedy Center going to different movie theaters or plays or entertainment or restaurants.”

“And now they try to avoid the District, particularly at night with the rash and carjackings and murders and robberies.”

“So I think there has generally been for so many Virginia residents that are commuting to the district and live in the D.C. suburbs a sense of fear of that they can’t go into the district and feel safe.”

“It’s not just about money, but you got to talk about the environment. … What is the surrounding area of the venue?” Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said.

“If you go to the game and you’re having fun but if you leave the game having to look over your shoulder, that’s an issue.”

The district’s growing crime problem, including significant increases in homicides and car thefts, has contributed to fear and unease among potential visitors.

Despite the city government downplaying the issue, the reality of the situation is becoming increasingly apparent.

The impending consequences are expected to be severe.

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