Despite the establishment wing of the Democrat Party insisting that it believes in funding the police, not defunding them, one of the party’s largest donors — George Soros — has been pushing money into “defund the police” efforts.
“Liberal billionaire George Soros and his daughter, Andrea Soros Colombel, are bankrolling two entities that are supporting far-left politicians who back defunding the police,” Fox News has confirmed.
The first entity, a joint fundraising venture called Lead the Way 2022, “includes the Way to Lead PAC [the second entity], Missouri Rep. Cori Bush’s campaign committee, and the campaigns of the 12 other progressive politicians attempting to enter Congress.”
Bush, a far-left zealot who earned her fame “protesting” on behalf of deceased Ferguson criminal Mike Brown back in 2014, is perhaps the loudest advocate of defunding the police.
It’s official. The first-ever recruited Justice Democrat candidate @CoriBush is going to Congress.
Six years ago police officers maced Cori in Ferguson as she helped spark a global movement.
Three months from now she’ll be holding police accountable as a member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/Fskoa1QQ65
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) November 4, 2020
“According to Federal Election Commission records, Andrea Soros Colombel has shelled out $100,000 to Lead the Way 2022, the joint fundraising effort that includes the Way to Lead PAC and the campaigns of the progressive candidates,” Fox News notes.
“George Soros has separately pushed cash into the Way to Lead PAC, which is attached to the joint fundraising effort. The financier moved $100,000 from his Democracy PAC over to the Way to Lead’s non-contribution account, which can be used on advertisements supporting or opposing candidates.”
Their funding reportedly puts them among the two PACs’ top donors going into the 2022 election.
Other “progressive” candidates whom the Soros are indirectly supporting via their donations include Rana Abdelhamid, who’s running in New York’s 12th congressional district; Kina Collins, who’s running in Illinois’ 7th district; and Odessa Kelly, who’s running in Tennessee’s 7th district.
Fox News notes that Abdelhamid has called defunding the police a feminist “priority,” Collins has participated in “defund the police” rallies and Kelly has in interviews expressed her support for defunding the police.
No it doesn’t. You pushed to defund them while criminals burned down cities for an entire summer. Dems like Soros funded local DA’s that have been releasing criminals faster than the cops can lock em up! Dems create the problems
— Tim (@4U_Leonidas) March 29, 2022
A Fox Business Network report published in January revealed that Soros was pushing $125 million into the Democracy PAC, a powerful super PAC designed “to support Democratic causes, candidates and committees.”
As in ALL Democrat candidates, including the ostensibly moderate ones.
A separate report by Politico noted that this massive influx of money was “sure to place Soros among the biggest political givers of the midterms.”
Among the biggest political givers to the Democrat Party, that is.
Though to be clear, he was already one of the party’s biggest donors. Both in 2018 and 2020, he donated massive amounts of money to electing “progressive” Democrats to office both on the national level and the local level.
Thanks to his efforts, numerous blue metropolitans across the country are now stuck with pro-criminal, anti-police “progressive” prosecutors like the Loudoun County prosecutor who last year tried to jail the father of a girl who’d been raped by a “gender fluid” boy.
Soros gave $659K to Loudoun Co. prosecutor seeking jailtime for dad; she defends sending his daughter’s attacker to another school https://t.co/vpjYCC2a1P
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) October 18, 2021
Yet nobody in the Democrat Party establishment, including President Joe Biden, has called out these prosecutors, let alone the man, Soros, responsible for funding their campaigns. Instead, establishment Democrats have repeated platitudes about how they support law enforcement.
“We should all agree: The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police. Fund them with resources and training they need to protect our communities,” the president said during this year’s State of the Union address in early March.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” following the speech, former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., slammed the president for being full of it.
“Two weeks ago they had a great plan to give out free crack pipes to America. Now the party that spent two years attacking the police, wanting to defund the police, wanting to replace them with social workers and social justice warriors, now we should fund the police? Oh, that’s wonderful,” he said
“Just like when Joe Biden gets out there and talks about insulin pricing, even though on day one he eliminated my father’s plan that locked those numbers in to make them affordable for America. Tonight was a disgrace. It was a joke. And the American people see it.”
Note that the president himself has direct ties to Soros.
“The Open Society Foundations are pledging $20 million to jumpstart as much as $100 million for a campaign to rally progressives around President Biden’s infrastructure and social welfare proposals,” Axios reported in April of 2021.
“Backing from the George Soros-founded group could serve as an important call to action for Democratic donors and activists who support Biden’s initial $2 trillion+ infrastructure plan but want to see him go bigger.”
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