Reports indicate that Democratic San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a recall effort in the wake of a deadly hit-and-run that occurred on New Year’s Eve — but according to Kimberly Guilfoyle, the dangers of Boudin’s “radical” approach to prosecuting became clear long before the latest tragedy.
The senior Trump campaign adviser and girlfriend to the president’s eldest son announced in a tweet Monday that her fears about Boudin had “become reality and real lives are being lost because of his deadly experiment.”
“Last year, I expressed my fears for [Boudin]’s radical, criminal-first approach,” Guilfoyle wrote. “This is absolutely devastating and my heart breaks for the family of these victims.”
This is absolutely devastating and my heart breaks for the family of these victims.
Last year I expressed my fears for @chesaboudin’s radical, criminal-first approach. Sadly, those fears have become reality and real lives are being lost because of his deadly experiment. https://t.co/Iuhfa1hBeZ
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) January 5, 2021
Democrat under fire
According to ABC 7 News in San Francisco, authorities say 45-year-old Troy McAlister was responsible for the deaths of two women on New Year’s Eve.
McAlister was alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and trying to make his escape from a burglary when he collided with another vehicle and then two female pedestrians, killing them both, ABC 7 reported.
According to the Washington Examiner, McAlister was on parole for robbery when the incident occurred and had been already been arrested for another offense on Dec. 20, leading to questions regarding why he was out on the street in the first place — and not behind bars.
For his part, Boudin blames the San Francisco Police Department for failing to notify his office that McAlister had been taken into custody earlier. He also complained that police in Daly City did not arrest McAlister on Dec. 29, when it was suspected that he stole a car.
“We need to work with the police and with all other law enforcement agencies that we partner with to do a better job at keeping the city safe,” Boudin said, as the Examiner reported. “I can’t do it without the police, they can’t do it without me, and parole certainly can’t do it if nobody even tells them somebody they supervise has been arrested.”
“This isn’t just a typical case”
Guilfoyle, for her part, has indeed long been vocal about her concerns regarding Boudin, who she called “San Francisco’s dangerous new DA” in January 2020 op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle.
“[W]ith the city’s new, Bernie Sanders-endorsed district attorney, Americans across the nation should be concerned about how a radical shift in prosecuting for the Golden City could have immediate national implications,” she wrote at the time.
“As a former San Francisco assistant district attorney, I know this isn’t just a typical case of administrative shake-up,” she added. “Rather, it is a dangerous and disruptive move that does a grave disservice to victims and the community.”