BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Democratic California political leaders have remained silent on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comment appearing to doubt the existence of smash-and-grab robberies.

“We have to talk about specifics because, for example, we’re actually seeing a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Times in an interview last week. “I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up.”

Fox News reached out to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s press team, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s communication’s director, Sen. Alex Padilla’s press secretary, as well as Mayor London Breed’s and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s respective press teams. Fox News did not receive any response on whether the elected officials agreed with Ocasio-Cortez’s comment.

Ocasio-Cortez doubled down after no democrat disagreed with her. “Smash and grab is nothing more than an urban myth,” she began. “One Walgreens was robbed, and I haven’t seen any evidence of a group of people raiding stores, other than the bogus videos republicans created, of people smashing glass cases and stealing stuff, in an attempt to make it appear that there’s a crime wave during the Biden Administration.”