Pennsylvania House Voted to Impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
On November 16, 2022, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
House Resolution 240 was passed on 107 to 85 vote.
The resolution declared that Krasner was involved in “misbehavior in office in the nature of dereliction of duty and refusal to enforce the law,” in addition to “misbehavior in the nature of obstruction of House Select Committee investigation.”
On top of that, the resolution declared that Krasner was involved in
“misbehavior in office in the nature of violation of the rules of professional conduct and code of judicial conduct; specifically rule 3.3 Candor toward the tribunal, rule 8.4 professional misconduct, and Canon 2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct Impropriety and appearance of impropriety in the matter of Robert Wharton v Donald T. Vaughn,” in addition to the “matter of Commonwealth v Pownall.”
On top of that, the resolution highlighted that Krasner engaged in “misbehavior in office in nature of violation of victims rights,” and “misbehavior in office in the nature of violence of the constitution of Pennsylvania by usurpation of the legislative function.”
This resolution called attention to how, once Krasner assumed his DA role, he fired over 30 assistant district attorneys, several which were senior-level assistants and possessed “significant prosecutorial experience and knowledge of criminal procedure.”
It goes on to state that Krasner replaced these people with assistant district attorneys that “lacked any meaningful experience in prosecuting criminal cases,” with several only recently graduating from law school.
After Krasner assumed power, he left his position from the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association due to its claim that it “supported regressive and punitive policies.”
As opposed to providing training connected to subjects such as human trafficking, witness examination, and trial management, he provided seminars such as “a new vision for criminal justice in Philadelphia,” “deportation: the unforeseen consequences of prosecution in our immigrant community,” and “Philadelphia and safe injection: harm reduction as public policy.”
The resolution also called attention to the progressive justice policies that Krasner enacted.
“Upon the Articles of Impeachment against Lawrence Samuel Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney, being signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Speaker shall appoint a committee of three members, two from the majority party and one from the minority party, to exhibit the same to the Senate, and on behalf of the House of Representative to manage the trial thereof,” the resolution explained.
Krasner is one of the most high profile DAs that culturally leftist oligarch George Soros has funded. Thanks to Krasner’s lax approach to prosecuting crime, Philadelphia is well on its way to becoming Gotham 2.0.
Going forward, Republicans must campaign much more vigorously on pro law & order platforms. One way they can do so is by promising to use state power to lay the smack down on corrupt DAs.
The time for debate is over. Legislative action, with strong political intent, is desperately needed in order to correct course.