Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined Hannity to discuss the skyrocketing crime crisis caused by Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies and their ‘Defund the Police’ movement. Stefanik also slammed Kathy Hochul’s unconstitutional legislation shredding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding New Yorkers.

Watch her full interview here. 

Below are highlights of her interview:

On the Skyrocketing Crime Crisis:

“We are seeing Democrats and Far-Leftists prioritizing the criminal rather than standing up for the rights of the victim. In the case of the bodega owner, of course there is a right to self-defense. We need safety and security. This is amidst a crime wave in New York State and across the country resulting from the ‘Defund the Police’ rhetoric and policies that Democrats have been pushing from coast to coast.”

“We are seeing a crime wave in this country. Even in my district in rural Upstate New York, we had a bank robbery in downtown Glens Falls. That is unthinkable for that community.”

On Second Amendment Rights:

“We need to stand strong when it comes to defending our Second Amendment rights, standing up for the Constitution.”

“If you look at the statistics this past year, first time gun owners; they are women, they are minorities, because people want the right to defend themselves. We are seeing that the demographic group is more diverse than ever before.”

On the Supreme Court’s historic Second Amendment decision for New York:

“We've seen Kathy Hochul try to double down on her unconstitutional anti-Second Amendment legislation. We are going to have to challenge that in the courts as well.”

“The Supreme Court ruling when it comes to the concealed carry permit process in New York, that was a win for the Constitution, a win for every New Yorker. I was proud to sign on to the amicus brief in support of that case, in support of the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association.”