Kim Gardner, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, has finally resigned from her position on May 4th – much earlier than her stated last day in the office, June 1st. Gardner, who was backed by George Soros, left her position just weeks after stating her intention to resign. While her office made an announcement, the reasons for her resignation were not given.
The resignation of Gardner, who critics have accused of being soft on crime, has been welcomed by the people of Missouri. Gardner was heavily criticized for failing to bring violent criminals to justice, and many believe that her working relationship with Soros played a significant role in her failure to perform her duties properly.
One notable incident is the case of Daniel Riley – a robbery suspect who violated his bond 94 times since 2020, but was not kept in jail. Riley hit a teen volleyball player from Tennessee who had to have both of her legs amputated as a result of the accident. In February, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a lawsuit to remove Gardner from office.
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) May 16, 2023
“Instead of protecting victims, which is her obligation, she’s creating more victims by neglect in office,” said AG Bailey.
Despite Gardner’s early resignation, the Republican Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, remains determined to find a successor to her position. Parson expected Gardner to resign earlier, and he has noted that the path towards a new circuit attorney has not changed. In a press conference, Parson explained that he hopes to pick the right person for the job by Friday.
Finally, justice can be truly served. It is time for someone who will uphold the rule of law, protect the victims of violent crimes, and crack down on offenders to take over Gardner’s position. The people of St. Louis deserve strong, capable leaders who will commit to serving their communities and fortify their safety amidst rising crime rates.
Source: The Daily Caller