Krasner Blames Republicans for Out of Control Violence in Philadelphia in Scathing Partisan Rant

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Larry Krasner, Candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney Photographed and edited by Michael Candelori. // Still photographs used courtesy of Harvey Finkle, Hanbit Kwon, and BG Productions. // Thanks to Larry Krasner for his cooperation.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner put on his Democrat party hat today to condemn city Republicans’ attempt to investigate alleged election fraud.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said efforts by Republicans to investigate elections is nothing more than, “Ongoing and increasingly desperate attempts to overturn elections they can’t win because of their multi-decade record of failure to deliver what communities across the Commonwealth want and deserve to be peaceful and safe.”

Krasner fired up the rhetoric in an attempt to sway public opinion on elections in the favor of the Democrat party for which he is a member.

“Far too many American media outlets dismissed extremist threats to American democracy up until January 6, 2021, when journalists, members of Congress, Capitol staff, and police found themselves under siege from a violent, bloodthirsty mob that almost certainly would have hanged then-Vice President Mike Pence – as threatened – had they gotten their hands on him. That coup continues with less violent but no less serious anti-democratic efforts to reverse the outcome of free and fair elections by legislators who would reverse elections they cannot win,” Krasner said.

He blamed Republicans for the gun violence and murder wave sweeping his city that has left young children, women and young black adults dead in droves from gang related violence in his city.

“Pennsylvania House Republicans want to distract you from their decades of failed governance that have led to greater economic inequality and the current crisis of gun violence as they have encouraged the flooding of our communities with deadly firearms,” Krasner said in a politically charged statement today.

Krasner then advertised the Democrat party’s one-sided House Select Committee performance on national television last week.

“More than 20 million Americans watched the first hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on our nation. Harrisburg Republicans’ political stunt comes on day 2 of the hearings, suggesting they are desperate to change the topic. PA House Judiciary Committee Republicans also moved to table four legislative proposals that would actually address gun violence in Pennsylvania – which they would hate for the media to report (h/t local news) to the people they are supposed to represent,” he said. “Democracy- and freedom-loving Pennsylvanians will not be fooled by these anti-democratic efforts to de-value Philadelphia’s diverse votes. Philadelphia is not Pennsylvania’s colony. Our votes count in full, not as 3/5ths of a vote. Stay tuned for these and other efforts nationwide of legislators who would hold hands with hate groups to defeat democracy by both violent and non-violent means. The coup continues as some Republicans try nationally and locally to overturn more elections they lost badly.”