When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the words “George Soros” on Wednesday, the hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” sat in silence, speaking up only to say they wouldn’t discuss the billionaire liberal activist.
“Look, the number one problem in almost all these cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said, commenting on the violent riots, looting, and protests ravaging American cities:
“Just yesterday, they put somebody back on the street who was wanted for two different murders in New York City. Uh — you cannot solve this problem and both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys.
“Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money. And, they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”
“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” Co-host Melissa Francis said.
“He paid for it. I mean, why can’t we discuss the fact that millions of his dollars elected these people?” Gingrich asked.
“No he didn’t. I agree with Melissa: George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation,” Panelist Marie Harf said.
A brief silence ensured.
“Okay…So, it’s verboten?” Gingrich asked as an awkward silence took over the broadcast.
After a long silence, Host Harris Falkner said: “Okay, we’re going to move on.”
Soros has, in fact, spent millions of dollars to elect U.S. district attorneys, The Daily Caller reports:
From 2015 to 2017, Soros spent more than $8 million on district attorney races across the country. In Philadelphia, Soros gave over $1.45 million to a super PAC in support of DA candidate, Larry Krasner. FEC filings have also revealed that a political action committee (PAC) financed by George Soros, called Justice & Public Safety, spent more than $100,000 on a Portsmouth, Virginia district attorney race in less than two months.