Siegel: As a mother, I believe our children deserve better than the frightening circumstances I was faced with last night
HOUSTON, Texas – Harris County Republican Party Chairman Cindy Siegel released the following statement after experiencing an attempted robbery in Midtown Houston:
"Last night, I was attacked and mugged in Midtown Houston, outside of a Houston Young Republicans meeting. It was a well-lit area; I was not alone and I had just stepped into the outdoor entrance of the business. The perpetrator came out of nowhere and violently grabbed my purse off my arm and took off running. Thankfully an employee and a bystander took action. They are the heroes in this story and because of them no one was harmed.
"When this incident occurred, I was attending a routine monthly young republicans event, surrounded by young men and women. I also have two daughters of my own that have grown up their entire lives in the Houston area. As a mother, I believe our children deserve better than the frightening circumstances I was faced with last night. Unfortunately, crime in Houston has risen to levels beyond Chicago, and County Judge Lina Hidalgo and District Attorney Kim Ogg have proven that public safety is not a priority for them.
"As County Chair, I will ensure we elect leaders that make fighting crime a top priority. I vow to do whatever it takes to clean up our streets, reverse dangerous policies that protect criminals instead of victims, and make sure our law enforcement has all of the tools and resources needed to keep us safe and make Houston a good place to live, work, and raise a family again. Public safety is not a partisan issue. I hope all mothers, fathers, business owners, students, and residents of Harris County will stand with me to enact change and build a stronger, safer community now and in the future."