Fox News reported in November of 2020 that George Gascon was elected district attorney of Los Angeles County after receiving significant help from left-wing billionaire George Soros.
However, Gascon’s career may well be finished as skyrocketing crime has resulted in an effort to get him removed.
Recall campaign described as a bipartisan effort
According to the Washington Examiner, a recall campaign has gotten 717,000 people to sign a petition seeking a recall vote–150,000 more than state law requires.
That figure is said to be the result of efforts by a bi-partisan “small army of prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and victim’s rights advocates” working towards Gascon’s ouster.
Among them are people in Gascon’s own office, and they include Eric Siddall, who serves as vice president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys.
Siddall disputes Gascon’s characterization of the recall effort as being part of a right-wing plot, declaring, “The members of the recall committee are mainly Democrats.”
“Our deputy district attorneys have not only been supporting this by vote of no confidence but with tireless efforts volunteering for the committee by gathering and verifying signatures,” he continued, adding, “Angelenos want real reasonable, sustainable reform, not Gascon’s pro-criminal policies.”
“The sheer magnitude of this effort, and time and investment required to get to this point, show how strong the public desire is to remove George Gascon from office,” Siddall said.
Tragedies linked to Gascon’s liberal policies
Meanwhile, a statement from the recall campaign was quoted as saying, “From day one, this recall has been led by the very victims who Gascon has abandoned, ignored, and dismissed.”
Gascon has been widely condemned for his soft-on-crime policies which critics say have led to some high-profile tragedies.
They include the murders of police officers Michael Paredes and Joseph Santana by Justin Flores, a repeat offender whose gun charge would have brought a mandatory 32-month sentence had Gascon not dropped it as part of a plea bargain agreement.
Gascon was also attacked over the light sentence given to transgender child molester Hannah Tubbs. Tubbs was later recorded laughing about having received lenient treatment despite preying on a 10-year-old boy.