On Wednesday, a majority of legislators in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives voted to impeach the District Attorney of Philadelphia, Larry Krasner, who was primarily backed by far-left billionaire George Soros.
As reported by Breitbart, Krasner’s re-election bid in 2021 was supported by $1.7 million of Soros’s money, funded through his Justice and Public Safety PAC. Like many other district attorneys funded by Soros, Krasner has taken a “soft-on-crime” approach while in office, including relaxing criminal penalties, reducing the number of convictions, and “reforming” the city’s bail laws.
The State House, which currently has a Republican majority, passed 7 articles of impeachment against Krasner. The district attorney will now face trial in the State Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans.
Republicans in the legislature even formed a committee to focus on the rise in crime under Krasner’s tenure, the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. The committee issued its first report in October, revealing that the rate of homicides in the city had spiked dramatically while Krasner was in office; the city saw 992 homicides over the previous 22 months, compared to the same two-year period in 2015 and 2016, prior to Krasner’s first election in 2017, which saw just 551 homicides.
State Representative Martina White (R-Penn.), who introduced the articles of impeachment, said in a statement that Krasner’s “dereliction of duty and despicable behavior is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. No public official is above accountability.”
In his own statement following the vote, Krasner claimed that the impeachment articles passed “without presenting a single shred of evidence connecting our policies to any uptick in crime.” He also baselessly referred to the impeachment effort as an “anti-democratic authoritarian effort to erase Philly’s votes – votes by black, brown, and broke people in Philadelphia.”