Conservative author Peter Schweizer pointed out on Thursday that Kamala Harris was the only big-city district attorney who never prosecuted one Catholic priest for child sexual abuse in the early 2000s, despite that there were many cases to prosecute.
Harris was DA of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011, but didn’t prosecute any priests for abuse of children, and Schweizer said he knows why.
“A lot of the financial support for [Harris’s] campaign to run as district attorney came from law firms that were providing legal protection for the Archdiocese, they were representing some priests who were involved in civil cases, [and] they handled other legal matters for the Catholic Church,” Schweizer stated.
In fact, Harris shut down ongoing investigations when she became DA, even though her predecessor had information indicating that 40 to 50% of the priests serving at that time may have been involved in the abuse.
“[Harris] actually [took] those records and put them under seal so they can never be released, ever, which is a pretty shocking and bold thing for her to do,” Schweizer said. It is unethical in so many ways I don’t even know where to begin.
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