George Soros Admits Backing Leftist Prosecutors in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: ‘I Have No Intention of Stopping’

“This is why I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform. I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping,” writes Soros for WSJ.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece by billionaire globalist George Soros in which he defends funding left-wing prosecutors.
  • Soros’ article focuses on crime, public safety, and justice: “Like most of us, I’m concerned about crime. One of government’s most important roles is to ensure public safety. I have been involved in efforts to reform the criminal-justice system for the more than 30 years I have been a philanthropist,” writes Soros.
  • “Yet our system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false. They reinforce each other: If people trust the justice system, it will work. And if the system works, public safety will improve,” he goes on to say.
  • Soros emphasizes race, arguing that the fact that “black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people” is itself an “injustice that undermines our democracy,” implying that the justice system is systemically racist, a primary tenet of debunked Critical Race Theory (CRT).
  • He then announces the need for more “reform-minded” prosecutors and other law-enforcement officials who think like he does and defends financing them: “This is why I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform,” writes Soros. “I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping. The funds I provide enable sensible reform-minded candidates to receive a hearing from the public.”
SOROS RECENTLY BACKED BETO, ABRAMS:
  • Soros donated $1,000,000 to Beto O’Rourke’s (D) Texas gubernatorial campaign in June.
  • Soros’ Democracy PAC also gave $2.5 million to Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams (D).
BACKGROUND:
  • Soros’s network has supported dozens of leftist district attorney candidates, including Los Angeles prosecutor George Gascon, Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx, St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner, Philadelphia district attorney Lawrence Krasner, and New York County prosecutor Alvin Bragg.
  • Policies shared by these prosecutors include ending or restricting the prosecution of low-level crimes and altering bail reform.
  • The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund has shown that prosecutors backed by Soros account for 20% of Americans, over 40% of U.S. homicides in 2021 occurring in their jurisdictions.