On Monday evening, a Democratic congressman was carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, D.C., a city known for its soft-on-crime policies.
The incident happened at about 10 p.m. in an upscale neighborhood. Local police report they are “searching for three black males wearing all black clothing.”
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was not harmed in the incident and recalled what happened in a brief interview with MSNBC.
“I was just coming into my place, three guys came out of nowhere and they pointed guns at me,” Cuellar told reporters. “I do have a black belt, but I recognize when you got three guns — I looked at one with a gun, another with a gun, a third one behind me — so they said they wanted my car and I said sure.”
Cuellar, 68, noted that keeping calm kept the encounter from escalating. “You got to keep calm under those situations,” he said, adding that the carjackers did not harm him, entered his vehicle and “took off.”
The Daily Wire reported that police have recovered the stolen vehicle. Cuellar noted that the thieves did not take any belongings in the car, except his sushi dinner.
Cuellar reiterated that he was fine, physically and emotionally, but called out lawmakers to “support law enforcement.”
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