White House touts anti-crime efforts after blaming violence on pandemic and guns
A day after blaming guns and the pandemic for widespread looting and soaring crime rates, the White House pointed to its efforts to curb those problems.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said the Justice Department, the FBI, and federal law enforcement are working with local police to stem organized retail theft.
"For example, in Los Angeles, we've seen a rash of robberies," she said. "The FBI is providing assistance to a multijurisdictional task force led by the LA police department."