Billionaire George Soros has spent the past several years trying to finance criminal justice reform, throwing his financial support behind dozens of candidates in district attorney contests around the nation. Critics say these progressive prosecutors have made police their target instead of criminals, and blame those policies for crime surges in some U.S. cities. San Francisco recently sent a message by voting to recall the Soros-supported DA, Chesa Boudin, over concerns about the city’s crime rates. Straight Arrow News contributor Newt Gingrich says he doesn’t understand why Soros keeps supporting candidates who seem to want to make America less safe.
One of the strangest things that’s going on is George Soros’ commitment as a billionaire to sponsoring district attorneys as local candidates who are committed to releasing murderers, rapists, drug dealers, carjackers, robbers… I mean, it’s bizarre.
We just had a tragic example of two policemen. Both of them with families with young children, both killed by somebody who’d already been arrested for a crime involving a gun. That person was back on the street. We saw the George Soros candidate in San Francisco, a genuine communist who used to work for the Venezuelan dictatorship, he got recalled by 60% because even in San Francisco, he was too left-wing, too crazy, too willing to put criminals back on the street.
If you go city by city and look at the places where George Soros has been funding the district attorneys, they win local races that historically weren’t very expensive and people didn’t spend very much.
So Soros is able to go in, and for a modest investment, tip the scales in favor of nutcases, people who believe that putting murderers back on the streets is a good idea, or refusing to lock up rapists or refusing to lock up carjackers, or ignoring people who are robbers.
What’s the net effect? Every innocent American is in danger. Every innocent family faces the risk of the loss of a loved one. And we don’t really understand why it’s going on. I can’t figure out why Soros wants truly dangerous people on the streets of American cities and what are they trying to accomplish? But it threatens the safety and ultimately the civilization of all of us. And so it’s something I think that really deserves being looked at very deeply.