Democrat Rep. Mary Gay Scanlan was carjacked today at gunpoint. The armed robbery took place in her Philadelphia district as she was leaving an afternoon meeting. She was carjacked at 2:45 p.m.
Philadelphia like many Dem-run cities has seen a crime explosion due to failed leadership and progressive reforms that according to San Francisco Mayor London Breed ruined her city. Scanlan issued a statement saying she was carjacked at gunpoint near FDR Park but was not harmed.
The statement said: “The Congresswoman was physically unharmed. She thanks the Philadelphia Police Department for their swift response, and appreciates the efforts of both the Sergeant at Arms in D.C. and her local police department for coordinating with Philly PD to ensure her continued safety,” the statement read.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the armed robbery was “disheartening, and quite frankly infuriating.”
“Everyone deserves to feel safe in our city, and sadly, as we know, that hasn’t always been the case this year. It’s disheartening, and quite frankly infuriating, that criminals feel emboldened to commit such a reckless crime in the middle of the day in what should be a place of tranquility and peace — one of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks.
“I’m thankful that she was not physically harmed during this incident, and my thoughts are with her during what I’m sure is a traumatic time.”
CBS reporter Joe Holden said she was, “carjacked after leaving a meeting in South Philadelphia: Police say U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was held up at gunpoint as two men stole her car. She was not physically harmed. Detectives, along with the FBI Philadelphia are searching for the carjackers.
Statement from the Office of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on today's incident: pic.twitter.com/fomScnWUXo— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) December 22, 2021
Carjacked after leaving a meeting in South Philadelphia: Police say U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was held up at gunpoint as two men stole her car. She was not physically harmed. Detectives, along with the @FBIPhiladelphia are searching for the carjackers. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/G3YsPbn0hE— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) December 22, 2021
I'm appalled to learn of this violent crime that was perpetrated against my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon. My thoughts are with her during what I’m sure is a traumatic time. https://t.co/vyBoBRRFVK— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@PhillyMayor) December 22, 2021