Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Impeach Philly DA

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Following last week’s recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, another district attorney supported by George Soros could soon be out of a position.

That’s if Pennsylvania state lawmakers have something to say about it. 

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Torren Ecker, Tim O’Neal, and Josh Kail, all members of the Republican Party in the state legislature, were the ones who started the process of impeaching Larry Krasner, the far-left district attorney of Philadelphia.

The rationale for their request to impeach Krasner is the city of Philadelphia hit a new record for the number of homicides committed during his tenure. 

Homicides at All-Time High

Since Krasner was appointed as the 26th district attorney for Philadelphia in 2017, the number of homicides has skyrocketed.

A significant portion of this increase can be ascribed to Krasner’s extreme leftist policies on reforming the criminal justice system.

During his term in office, he has been tormented by several instances in which people who had previously been arrested for murder were not detained.

Bafflingly, he won reelection by a sweep the same year the city established a record for the number of homicides.

So far this year, 227 people have been murdered, a number that is slightly lower than the previous year’s record-breaking total.

As the “final straw,” Republican legislators pointed to the most recent mass shooting in the city as the reason for pushing forward with impeachment proceedings.

As more and more dead bodies are discovered in the streets of Philadelphia, a significant number of residents are urgently seeking assistance and positive change.

The removal of Krasner from the office might be the solution to this problem. 

Authority to Impeach

It is interesting to note none of the three state lawmakers represent a district located in or close to Philadelphia.

Both Kail and O’Neal represent counties located in the state’s western region, near Pittsburgh. Ecker is the representative for the counties that are located in central Pennsylvania.

However, according to the laws of Pennsylvania, the state legislature has the authority to remove any public official from their positions if they receive a majority vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a two-thirds vote in the Pennsylvania Senate.

The process of impeachment is expected to take a significant amount of time; it is not sure that it will be able to eradicate Krasner from office.

It is difficult to imagine Democrats in the state going against one of their own, despite the fact that Kail, O’Neal, and Ecker stated they want it to be a bipartisan endeavor.

It will easily pass the House of Representatives, which Republicans control, but getting support from both parties in the Senate will be difficult. 

Regardless of whether or not the impeachment is successful, it is essential to acknowledge how dire the situation has become in the City of Brotherly Love.

The district attorney’s radical left-wing, “woke” approach to criminal justice led to an increase in lawlessness, rendered the city insecure, and put lives in danger.

This is similar to what happened in San Francisco. People like Krasner were allowed to experiment with different approaches to criminal justice, but it was the victims of these experiments who paid the price.