In an op-ed for Real Clear Politics, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says the nation’s war on crime must begin with recalling, removing, and replacing “every last” District Attorney with ties to left-wing billionaire financier George Soros.
Cotton correctly notedthat it is no coincidence that the “largest increase in murder in American history and the largest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded” has coincided with cities electing “radical, left-wing, George Soros progressives” to District Attorney offices.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, who has refused to prosecute a number of crimes, won his race thanks to funding from Soros, as did incoming Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has vowed not to prosecute trespassing, prostitution, and resisting arrest.
These legal arsonists condemn our rule of law as ‘systemically racist’ and have not simply abused prosecutorial discretion, they have embraced prosecutorial nullification. As a result, a contagion of crime has infected virtually every neighborhood under their charge.
Soros prosecutors refuse to enforce laws against shoplifting, drug trafficking, and entire categories of felonies and misdemeanors. In Chicago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx allows theft under $1,000 to go unpunished. In Manhattan, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. refuses to enforce laws against prostitution. In Baltimore, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has unilaterally declared the war on drugs “over” and is refusing to criminally charge drug dealers in the middle of the worst drug crisis in American history. For a time, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon even stopped enforcing laws against disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and making criminal threats.
All of these cities have paid a terrible price for these insane policies. Last year, the number of homicides in Chicago rose by 56%, and more than 1,000 Cook County residents have been murdered in 2021. In New York City, murder increased 47% and shootings soared 97%. In 2020, the murder rate in Baltimore was higher than El Salvador’s or Guatemala’s — nations from which citizens often attempt to claim asylum purely based on gang violence and murder—and this year murder in Baltimore is on track to be even higher. Murder in Los Angeles rose 36% last year and is on track to rise another 17% this year. [Emphasis added]
“The Republican Party must then join with independents and common-sense Democrats to wage an unrelenting war on crime,” Cotton wrote. “That war must begin with a campaign to recall, remove, and replace every last Soros prosecutor. Throw the bums out.”