Cotton: Biden pick Rachael Rollins poses threat to N.E. if confirmed
By Sen. Tom Cotton
President Biden recently named Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to be the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. Rollins has nothing but contempt for the rule of law. If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and all of New England would suffer the consequences.
Rollins became Suffolk District Attorney in 2019, with the backing of leftist billionaire George Soros. Soon after being sworn in, she declared that she was “going to battle” against the U.S. Attorney on immigration and drug offenses, including opioid trafficking. She also published a list of 15 crimes that she would refuse to prosecute except in special cases, sending the clear message to criminals that it was open season to commit those crimes. Among the charges on Rollins’s “do not prosecute” list are drug trafficking, malicious destruction of property, trespassing, driving with a revoked license and resisting arrest. This isn’t prosecutorial discretion, it’s prosecutorial nullification. In reaction to the publication of her pro-criminal list, the National Police Association wrote, “Rollins has incited, and in-effect authorized certain illegal conduct that runs contrary to law.”