WASHINGTON — In my last column, I listed the 10 best things President Joe Biden did in his first year in office. Here are the 10 worst (winnowing this list down to just 10 entries was extremely difficult):
10. He canceled Operation Legend amid a record crime wave in U.S. cities. At least 12 major cities broke annual homicide records in 2021. Yet Biden ended the Trump Justice Department’s Operation Legend, which deployed federal officers to aid local law enforcement and helped arrest more than 6,000 criminals. Now, after suffering the most violent year in a quarter century, the mayor of Chicago is requesting federal help to fight violent crime — help that Biden withdrew when he took office.