Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: ‘Bad holiday’

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Republican Congressman Mike Garcia slammed progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday over a tweet Gascon posted to commemorate Remembrance Day.

“When I was 18 I joined the US Army,” Gascon tweeted. “I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend as we reflect and remember those who have served our country.”

Garcia, who represents California’s 25th congressional districttook issue with the tweet while criticizing Gascon’s handling of crimes in Los Angeles.

“Are you a ghost?” Garcia, a former US Navy pilot, responded. “Otherwise you have the wrong holiday @GeorgeGascon. Veterans Day is in November. This weekend we honor those who didn’t return home. It’s not hard. Recognizing the difference between the crimes and misdemeanors either.”

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a press conference, Dec. 8, 2021 in Los Angeles.  On Thursday, Gascon rescinded a directive that barred prosecutors from asking for cash bail, according to a memo.
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a press conference, Dec. 8, 2021 in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Gascon rescinded a directive that barred prosecutors from asking for cash bail, according to a memo.
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Gascon has been widely criticized for a policy prohibiting his assistant prosecutors from asking for cash bail especially families of victims of a crime wave that has plagued Los Angeles in recent years.

Earlier this month, Gascon canceled this policy.

“After listening to the community, victims and members of this office, I have decided to allow limited exceptions to the pre-trial release policy while such a program is finalized,” reads a released memo. through his office.

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Congressman Mike Garcia speaks to Fox News

Congressman Mike Garcia speaks to Fox News
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Growing dissatisfaction with Gascon sparked a recall effort that garnered more than 400,000 signatures, with organizers believing they would hit the mark needed to put a recall vote on the ballot.

The Reminder of George Gascon’s campaign has so far collected more than 450,000 signatures last week, he said. The group must collect 566,857 signatures, or 10% of registered voters, by July 6 in order to qualify to be on the ballot.

The recall effort is the second attempt after the first failed to garner enough signatures by the deadline.

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A reminder sign of George Gascon and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon.  The group leading the recall effort said Wednesday it was getting more signatures in hopes of getting the recall question on a ballot.

A reminder sign of George Gascon and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. The group leading the recall effort said Wednesday it was getting more signatures in hopes of getting the recall question on a ballot.
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Moreover, more than 30 cities in Los Angeles County cast votes of no confidence against Gascon.

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Gascon’s office did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.

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