The recall of progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has supporters for the recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón chomping at the bits.
The ongoing campaign to recall Gascón received a major lift Tuesday when residents in San Francisco voted to oust Boudin for his soft crime policies amid surging violence and property crimes in the city. As of Wednesday morning, about 60% of voters favored recalling Boudin.
According to the Washington Post, San Francisco Mayor London Breed will appoint Boudin’s replacement.
“Tonight [Tuesday] showed that voters from every community and every walk of life, regardless of political ideology, are rejecting pro-criminal policies that are masked as criminal justice reform,” said Tim Lineberger, a spokesperson for the Recall DA George Gascon campaign. “George Gascón and Chesa Boudin’s failed social experiments have destroyed communities while doing nothing to meaningfully reform the system. If LA County voters sign and return their recall petitions, Gascon will be walking the same plank in the very near future.”
Gascón spokeswoman Elise Moore told Spectrum News that Gascón will continue his mission to reform Los Angeles’ criminal justice system.