March 24, 2023

DeSantis Defends Trump Against Soros-Funded Firm

  • Analysis, Executive, Flyover Country

By Jackson Kincaid


In Brief:

Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) is standing up for Trump against Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg. In a news conference, he accused Bragg of working for a “Soros-funded” prosecutor “pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office.”

The Background: 

When asked his opinion, DeSantis stated, “I’ve seen rumors swirl, I have not seen any facts yet, and so I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I do know this, the Manhattan district attorney is a Soros-funded prosecutor, and so he, like other Soros-funded prosecutors, they weaponize their office to impose a political agenda on society at the expense of the rule of law and public safety."

The allegations stem from the accusation that Trump paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in “hush money” and filed it under campaign funds. His alleged actions are not unlike Hillary Clinton paying close to $1 million for a fake Russian dossier used against Trump. Hillary was only fined. 

DeSantis continued, "but the real victims are ordinary New Yorkers, ordinary Americans and all these different jurisdictions that they get victimized every day because of the reckless political agenda that the Soros DAs bring to their job," DeSantis said. "They ignore crime and they empower criminals, and that hurts people, hurts a lot of people every single day."

Bragg who campaigned on criminal justice reform has downgraded more than half of felonies to misdemeanors and declined to prosecute 35% of felonies, all while crime continues to soar. 

DeSantis promptly cleaned house when Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren, a Democratic prosecutor backed by agenda-paying billionaire George Sorospledged to disregard law and not bring charges against anyone who violated the state abortion restrictions or gender-transition procedures on minors. DeSantis claimed Warren “neglected his duties.”


Notable Quotes: 

“What I can speak to is that if you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction, and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star hush-money payments, you know, that's an example of pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office. And I think that that's fundamentally wrong." – Gov. DeSantis (R-FL)



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