A segment on Fox News got shut down yesterday when billionaire financier George Soros’ name was mentioned.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was discussing George Soros and his funding of district attorneys across the nation, and how those DA’s are often at the heart of violent protesters and anarchists being let out of jail quickly after being apprehended for their crimes.
“The No. 1 problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said to a panel on Fox News’s Outnumbered on Wednesday.
“Both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys,” he continued. “Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money. And they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”
As soon as Gingrich raised Soros’ name, both fellow-panelists, Fox News host Melissa Francis and who appears to be former Obama State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf admonished Gingrich for mentioning Soros’ name.
“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” Francis snapped. Harf quickly followed up: “I agree with Melissa, George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation,” she said.
“OK?” a puzzled Gingrich said. “So it’s verboten?”
Segment host Harris Faulkner was strangely silent for several moments.
The segment quickly came to an end afterward.