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Embattled Radical San Francisco DA Blames Recall on Wealthy Elites

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

When San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was elected in 2019, Hollywood elites and business executives endorsed and celebrated his victory. Now, only two years later, he’s blaming some of them for the recall effort against him – a vote set for June of this year. A recent poll found that nearly 70% of San Francisco voters support recalling the progressive DA. Yet, to hear Boudin tell it, the entire recall is a sham perpetrated by the “elites,” media pundits, the police, and even his own mayor.

Earlier this year, Boudin sat down for an interview with the New York Times ostensibly to discuss the nuances of the recall election. However, the conversation quickly devolved into Boudin airing his grievances with everyone from Walgreens to the San Francisco police and even the New York Times itself. According to Boudin, individual police officers are “absolutely” out to “undermine” him, and the massive spike in crime seen under his watch has “nothing to do” with his policies.

Never mind that Boudin has released dozens of violent felons from jail (and bragged about it), outright refused to prosecute many crimes, ended cash bail, and expressed open hostility toward law enforcement. Combined with other radical criminal justice “reforms” passed before Boudin came into office, like a 2014 city government decision that set a threshold of $950 in stolen goods for shoplifting to even be considered a crime, it’s no surprise that San Francisco has effectively been turned into a lawless wasteland of drug dealers and homeless encampments. But to Boudin, thefts at Walgreens are the store owners’ fault for not hiring enough security guards of their own, while crimes like prostitution, drug dealing, and drug use are “victimless” and thus not worth worrying about at all.

Other city leaders – also seasoned progressives – clearly recognize the chaos that Boudin’s style of “law enforcement” has caused. Back in July of 2021, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that she would lead efforts to “defund the police on behalf of the city,” in line with Boudin’s agenda. Less than six months later, amid rising drug use, crime, and homelessness, she declared, “It’s time that the reign of criminals who are destroying our city to come to an end. And it comes to an end when we take steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement.” Breed has also passively criticized and distanced herself from DA Boudin and the Defund the Police movement, though she has not publicly endorsed his recall.

But Boudin, ever committed to his progressive roots, has deflected Breed’s criticism as disingenuous: “The mayor appoints the replacement after a successful recall vote. It creates an incentive for the mayor to always support a recall because who wouldn’t want to appoint a citywide elected official? Why would she ever oppose a recall?”

In another telling sign of how embittered Boudin has become over the perception of his tenure, he has even attacked the New York Times, suggesting it was working with “right-wing media” to take him down for asking about rampant crime in the “Tenderloin,” a once-thriving neighborhood that is now one of the worst in the country. The few people left in the city willing to defend Boudin publicly similarly claim that the recall is a right-wing stunt, a notion which seems absurd given that San Francisco has long held a reputation as the most left-wing city in America.

But perhaps the most infuriating thing for San Francisco residents about Chesa Boudin is that he sees himself as having played no role in spurring on the city’s crime wave, having no obligation to do anything about it, and thus having given voters no reason to recall him. Statistics which show his city ranks as one of the most dangerous in the country are explained away as being part of “national trends.” Photos of needles in streets and human feces on school playgrounds are just “Republican disinformation.”

With the typical smugness that characterizes many progressives, Boudin is utterly committed to his ideology, no matter the pain and suffering it causes to residents in his city. He insists that it’s only a “small number of wealthy individuals” who want him recalled, giving no indication that it was just one wealthy individual – liberal billionaire George Soros – who bankrolled his election in the first place. It’s likely that a small number of wealthy individuals do indeed want him recalled, but so do tens of thousands of other San Franciscans who have had enough of Boudin’s reign of terror.

When confronted with the 83,000 signatures collected for his recall, he said, “The number has never been audited or validated.” This excuse may provide him some temporary comfort, but with 68% of San Francisco voters supporting his recall according to the latest polling, Boudin will likely see those numbers validated the hard way this June on election day.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.        

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

????, really arent they your buddies?
They Put U in office

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

this is intellectual level we are dealing with is it any wonder the things are the way they are how did those people got into key positions is a mystery

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

So it’s a “Right wing stunt” to Recall another Progressively Communist Democratic District Attorney who favors the rights of criminals over their victims! Let’s go Brandon!

AKKathy
AKKathy
2 years ago

Even Nancy Pelosi is moving to Florida!

Spitfire?1940
Spitfire?1940
2 years ago

For all his wealth,Sonos will soon discover he will not be able to buy his way out of eternal damnation.

Ken
Ken
2 years ago

Californians had a chance to clean up the mess THEY themselves created when they had a shot at recalling ‘gruesome newsome’–And they kept him. I have no sympathy for any of them-They wanted it-they got it..

legally present
legally present
2 years ago

IF you wikipedia him, his Mother and Father were Weather Underground people that were convicted of felony murder for their role in the Brinks robbery of 1981, killing 2 police officers and a security guard. THEN he was raised by of all people Obama’s old friend Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, 2 other weather underground members. The DA didn’t learn to read till he was 9 years old.
He was a translator for Hugo Chavez, and will NOT report illegals with records to ICE. HOW in hades did he EVER get elected in the first place??? The people Of San Francisco, keep electing complete fools, like their chief fool Nancy Pelosi, she is 82 years old, and running for another term. Is there something in the water out there??? Or is it the lack of water?

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

According to his rules, seems like I could drive off with 50 dollars worth of gas ,and not get prosocuted. Kyle L.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

If I shot a POS stealing from me, what would happen to me. ??? Kyle L.

Carl S.
Carl S.
2 years ago

He was recalled because he wasn’t up to the job. His parting shots tell that he was not able to take personal responsibility for his actions.

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

Time for all these Communist lunatics to be sent packing. Get it done San Fran….

Centurion
Centurion
2 years ago

Boudin has no chance of being recalled. Yes, that’s right. The demon-communist-cRAT voter fraud machine is very powerful in Scat Francisco. Just like Gruesome Newscum before him there will be NO recall.

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