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Denver District Attorney Beth McCann criticized efforts to recall progressive district attorneys in an opinion piece to The Denver Post on Tuesday.
McCann specifically targeted an article by columnist George Brauchler, who argued liberal policies are leading to higher crime rates in major cities like San Francisco and Denver. Although several recall efforts have been made against progressive prosecutors as a result, McCann argued that there is “zero evidence” that they have anything to do with crime.
“It is an election year after all and nationwide, Republicans are staying on message and accusing Democrats of causing the national spike in crime. Their intention is to scare voters into electing their candidates. To be clear, there is zero evidence that progressive policies are what’s driving the nation’s crime increase, zero,” McCann wrote.
Instead, McCann attacked Brauchler for refusing to reference the “gun problem” as a reason behind rising crime levels.
Recall Gascon Campaign co-chair Kathy Cady said that while the campaign hit the target number of signatures to put the recall election on the ballot, she is hoping to collect over 650,000 signatures to have a “cushion” for Los Angeles County officers. The deadline for signatures is July 6.
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