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Voters Oust Progressive Prosecutor in Portland

Ultra progressive Portland sent Soros-backed, soft-on-crime District Attorney Mike Schmidt packing on Wednesday.

Residents backed Nathan Vasquez, one of Schmidt’s deputies, who campaigned on getting tough on crime.

He received more than 50 percent of the vote after getting endorsed by a number of police groups.

Schmidt, one of the many woke prosecutors boosted into office by George Soros and affiliated soft-on-crime groups, took over in August 2020 at the height of the George Floyd protests and immediately announced the vast majority of riot-related offenses wouldn’t get prosecuted.

That December, he supported the ballot measure that essentially decriminalized all drug use.

It was a bad start to what has been a disastrous four years for the Rose City: Homicides hit a record high in 2022; the city declared a state of emergency after an explosion in fentanyl deaths; cops resigned en masse — with many citing Schmidt as the reason for their exit.

It’s no wonder Portlanders have had enough — and that the city has lost 22,000 residents since 2020.

Vasquez, a centrist and former Republican, won by vowing to end public drug use and dealing in Portland, repair ties with police and, essentially, return the DA’s office to its actual purpose — prosecuting crimes. (New York Post)

“The voters have made it clear that they are ready to take our county in a new and safer direction,” Vasquez said Wednesday, according to AP.

“I am committed to ending open air drug dealing and drug use while helping connect individuals to treatment, to rebuilding the broken relationships between the DA’s office and the community, and to ensuring that victims are the number one priority of my office,” he added.

Vasquez’s victory is being seen with a healthy dose of cautious optimism.

READ 10 COMMENTS
  • dw says:

    Apparently, it “got bad enough” in Portland finally. Good on you!

  • southersgolfer says:

    Well let’s not stop there. Unfortunately, our judicial system in loaded with these scumbags.
    They need to all be kicked to the curb and dissbarred.

  • maga24 says:

    I went to Portland and Seattle once in the early 2000’s. Both of them are total shitholes. I cant imagine the hell on earth they are now.

  • Tridh says:

    Glad Schmidt is gone, but disturbingly, his opponent’s ads were all about Schmidt hiring too many white guys. So don’t expect much, if any, improvement.

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