In the wake of San Francisco’s District Attorney Chesa Boudin being ousted from office because he was too soft on crime for that progressive city, Republican candidates for governor here say Alvin Bragg could be next.
GOP gubernatorial candidates Andrew Giuliani and Lee Zeldin both put Gov. Kathy Hochul on notice that voters could replace her in Nov. over her refusal to sack Manhattan DA Bragg.
“It turns out rampant shoplifting, drug dealing and car thefts are unacceptable for the people of San Francisco, who voted to recall their activist DA, Chesa Boudin,” Giuliani said in a statement.
“Americans are begging to be safe on their streets again. As governor, I’ll recall any district attorney who chooses to serve the criminals instead of the people — and I’ll start with Manhattan’s Alvin Bragg.”
“Californians made their voice heard, and, in November, New Yorkers will too when they remove Kathy Hochul for, among many reasons, her refusal to fire pro-criminal Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg,” Zeldin said on Wednesday.
“New Yorkers are sick and tired of criminals ruling our streets, and they’re ready to end the attacks on our safety, repeal cashless bail, take back our streets and save our state.”
While the Empire State doesn’t have recall elections, the governor has the power to remove any district attorney who fails to do their job.
“The recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is proof that even America’s most liberal voters have realized the disastrous effects of Democrats’ dangerous crime policies,” NY GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy said in a statement.
“Kathy Hochul has caved to the radical left and will never have the courage to remove woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, but under a Republican governor, we will absolutely remove prosecutors who don’t do their jobs.”
He warned, “If you don’t enforce the law, your days are numbered. And that is a promise.”
And it’s not just the Republicans that have a problem with Bragg. Mayor Eric Adams took aim earlier this week, declaring that NYC’s criminal justice system had been turned into a “laughingstock” by prosecutors, judges and legislators whose soft policies were putting shooters back on the streets.