Seattle Lawmaker Blames The Cars For Increased Auto Thefts

Leftist Democrats are notorious for blaming inanimate objects for the crimes of very real people. If a murder takes place, the fault is on the gun, not the violent criminal who pulled the trigger.

And in Seattle and several other major cities, responsibility for surging car thefts is now pinned on auto manufacturers — not the thieves.

On Wednesday, Democratic Seattle City Council member Tammy Morales joined a virtual press conference. The participants, political leaders from several cities, blasted Kia and Hyundai for skyrocketing vehicle thefts across the country.

The socialist notoriously called for defunding the police during the violent “social justice” riots of 2020. Seattle lost over 600 officers in the wake of her extreme proposal.

The ragtag coalition, which called itself Councilmembers Against Car Thefts, demanded both companies recall a decade of vehicles. They also called on the federal government to force the manufacturers to initiate the action.

Seattle police report Hyundai thefts from 2021 to 2022 increased 503%, while stolen Kias jumped by 363%.

In typical Democratic fashion, Morales blamed the companies. “The resolution and the lawsuit are really about corporate responsibility, corporate accountability for not just the theft but for the extravagant resources cities across the country have spent.”

The coalition of city politicians filed a lawsuit against the two manufacturers seeking the recall.

She said that young people stealing these cars may not know how to drive — something they should have considered before stealing a car.

Morales added that these thieves are now at risk, and the cars may be used in the commission of other crimes. She then issued a free pass to car thieves in the city she is supposed to represent.

The socialist declared, “I won’t speak to the motivations of young people, except to say they are young people and when issued with a challenge, especially on something like social media, they like to take it up.”

Morales referred to the infamous TikTok challenge that shows young thieves targeting Kias and Hyundais. Social media users post videos of themselves stealing the cars, which critics say lack basic anti-theft technology.

The videos have been viewed millions of times, exactly what the users want. But for Morales and her ilk, it is the auto manufacturer’s fault.