Kendall Qualls Rebukes Governor Walz’s Negligent Public Safety Stance
MINNEAPOLIS – Governor Walz in a recent WCCO interview defended his stance on lax public safety guidelines and sentencing protocols for violent juvenile offenders. After a week marked by violence including a double homicide, school bus driver shot with students on board, and a fatal teen shooting, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls issued a statement calling this position a gross act of negligence and advocating for an outsider who listens to voters.
“Minnesota has been inundated with crime levels unseen since the nineties when Minneapolis was dubbed ‘Murderapolis.’ The number one issue according to Minnesota voters is the latest crime wave, but that doesn’t matter to our weak governor. Mothers are worried about kids being shot, attempted carjackings are more common than renting a library book, and violent crime has suburban communities on edge.
Our streets are not safe under Governor Walz, and his gross negligence puts innocent residents at risk. It’s an absolute disservice to law abiding residents who continue to be let down by a Governor who has proven he will choose to defend anarchy over common-sense law and order. Crime has fallen to the wayside for far too long, but my administration will create a task force to combat this rise in crime and ensure that residents once again feel safe walking our streets.”