Virginia AG Bolsters Group To Remove Left-Wing Prosecutors

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has announced that the Protecting Americans Action Fund, a group that per its website seeks to be a firewall against the progressive “left-wing liberals” and go against a soft-on-crime agenda, is growing in scope as plans to elect more conservative prosecutors around the country.

The Virginia attorney general also shared that former Attorney General Bill Barr and former Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be a part of the advisory board.

“Former Attorney General Bill Barr and Texas conservative George P. Bush believe in law and order, and it’s an honor to have these two leaders on our advisory board,” Miyares proclaimed in a written statement on Wednesday. “With Barr and Bush, we will continue to elect conservative prosecutors who take their job of enforcing our laws seriously.”

During an exclusive appearance on Breitbart News Saturday in February, Miyares said to show host and Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle that a lot of left-wing prosecutors “view themselves as social workers” in the 2023 election cycle.

“Candidly, conservatives are kind of asleep at the switch. You have these large, left-wing special interest groups that realized, ‘Hey, we don’t have to change the laws, we don’t necessarily need to win governor’s mansions or state legislatures, we can win these local prosecutors, these district attorneys’ races,’” he asserted.

He also opined that elections for selecting future district attorneys’ are the most important type of race that people rarely turn their attention towards.

“They don’t have to change the laws in their state capital, they just decide not to enforce entire categories of law,” the attorney general explained. “So, you see in places like New York and others — they’ll declare entire categories of the criminal code they will no longer enforce. The officer can arrest somebody for breaking the law, but if you have a prosecutor who immediately dismisses the charges, you’ve essentially legalized in some cases carjacking.”

Miyares claimed this lax style of prosecution skyrockets incidents of violent crime.

New York, which Miyares singled out above, has seen a sharp decrease in the rate of felony prosecutions as of late. Much of these policy changes came as a consequence of decisions made by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has lessened over half his felony cases to misdemeanors, according to The New York Post. Now, the same man is attempting to have Trump convicted on felony charges, all while proclaiming that “no one is above the law.”

A mother whose son was allegedly murdered in New York put Bragg on blast over this slogan, publicly stating, “If no one is above the law, then I don’t understand how Alvin Bragg could dismiss murder and gang assault indictments against two of the people involved in the murder of my son.”