In the wake of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s seemingly flimsy indictment of former President Donald Trump, a growing number of conservatives are questioning the influence of far-left billionaire George Soros on the nation’s justice system.
The long-time political contributor has supported progressive prosecutors nationwide — including through a political action committee that donated to Bragg’s campaign — with the goal of reinventing criminal prosecution.
His efforts have been panned who say they ushered in a crime wave that has infected cities across the United States by essentially reducing penalties or the threat of prosecution for many offenses.
Soros isn’t being criticized for being Jewish or a billionaire. He’s being criticized, rightly so, for his investment in a neoleftist takeover of prosecutions throughout the US. He invests around $1MM per DA race. He does do openly, proudly, even wrote about it.
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) April 9, 2023
Of course, Soros is not the only person in his family who has exerted outsized partisan influence. Recent reports show that his son, Alexander Soros, has visited the White House more than a dozen times during the Biden administration.
The younger Soros is currently the chairman of the Open Society Foundations originally launched by his father. According to records, he first visited the White House in 2021 and his most recent visit was in December.
Among the executive branch officials he encountered during his 14 visits were Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer, with whom he reportedly met on at least three separate occasions. He also met with two top advisers to Ron Klain, who was President Joe Biden’s chief of staff at the time.
Visitor logs show that he was in attendance at a dinner hosted by the president in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Heritage Foundation Oversight Project Director Mike Howell denounced the “incalculable damage” the Soros family has inflicted on the U.S., taking a particularly dim view of Alexander Soros’ frequent visits with top Biden administration figures.
“The death and destruction of their policies are evident at our borders and in our crime-infested cities,” he said. “The left is addicted to their money, and they don’t even bother hiding it anymore.”
Although George Soros and many of his media allies have attempted to distance him from Bragg, Trump and others are emphasizing the connection while slamming the indictment as politically motivated.
Even Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to compete against Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, asserted: “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.”