GOP Rep. Mike Garcia ripped far-left Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday over a tweet posted by the later ostensibly to commemorate Memorial Day.
“When I was 18 years old, I joined the United States Army,” Gascon wrote on Twitter. “I’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend as we reflect on and remember those who have served our country.”
Garcia, who represents California’s 25th congressional district, railed over the tweet while going on to blast Gascon’s handling of crimes committed in Los Angeles.
“Are you a ghost?” Garcia, a former United States Navy fighter pilot, responded. “If not, you have the wrong holiday @GeorgeGascon. Veterans Day is in November. This weekend we honor those who didn’t make it home. It’s not hard. Neither is recognizing the difference between felonies and misdemeanors.”
Are you a ghost? If not, you have the wrong holiday @GeorgeGascon. Veterans Day is in November. This weekend we honor those who didn’t make it home. It’s not hard. Neither is recognizing the difference between felonies and misdemeanors.
— Mike Garcia (@ElectMikeGarcia) May 28, 2022
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Gascon has been widely criticized over a policy barring his deputy district attorneys from seeking cash bail particularly from families of victims of a crime surge that has plagued Los Angeles in recent years.
Earlier this month, Gascon rolled back that policy.
“After listening to the community, victims and members of this Office, I have decided to allow limited exceptions to the pre-trial release policy while such a program is finalized,” said a memo that was circulated through his office.
Gascon, whose initial campaign was bankrolled in part with funding from an organization tied to billionaire leftist George Soros, has become an increasingly unpopular and polarizing figure in Los Angeles, sparking a recall effort that thus far has gathered more than 400,000 signatures. Organizers have said they believe they will reach the level necessary to get the recall on the November ballot.
The group must collect 566,857 signatures, 10% of registered voters, by July 6 in order to qualify to be on the ballot. It is the second attempt to recall Gascon after the first failed to collect enough signatures by its deadline.
Also, more than 30 cities within Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence in the far-left DA.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, which consists of more than 800 deputy DAs in L.A. County, noted Tuesday that fully 98 percent of members want to see Gascon recalled. Also, the organization said that 88.3 percent of deputy district attorneys took part in the vote.
The outlet reported that a campaign to get enough signatures for a recall vote “is in full swing,” as more than 31 cities in L.A. County are supportive of the effort to include Beverly Hills, which is 71 percent Democrat voters.
“This vote is by those who are intimately familiar with how Mr. Gascon’s policies actually play out on a day-to-day basis,” Michele Hanisee, president of the group, said. “We believe the vote of our members will resonate with the voters of Los Angeles as they decide whether to recall Gascon from office and restore public safety as the priority of the district attorney’s office.”