Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler wants to be the Republican nominee for Attorney General, which would be fine if he wasn’t such an absolute disaster as a district attorney. Brauchler screws up high-profile cases on the regular, and he has a miraculous ability to turn relatively-minor issues into major stories.
As NBC News reports…just look at this idiot:
A Colorado prosecutor says that a Mennonite woman who has been jailed for refusing to testify in an execution case because of her religious beliefs wants to be a “martyr” for the anti-death penalty movement.
“This is somebody who is trying to defeat the system,” Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler told NBC News on Thursday.
Greta Lindecrantz, a private investigator for defense attorneys, was subpoenaed by the DA to discuss the work she did in the case of Robert Ray, who is blaming his legal team for his conviction and death sentence.
The judge hearing the appeal tossed Lindecrantz, 67, in jail on Monday after she refused on the witness stand to answer any of the prosecution’s questions, citing the anti-violence tenets of her faith…
…It’s unknown how long the judge intends to keep Lindecrantz locked up, but the maximum for contempt is six months. Brauchler wouldn’t say if that’s too harsh a punishment, but added, “I don’t think she gets to flout the law.” [Pols emphasis]
Brauchler says that Lindecrantz wants to be a “martyr” for the death penalty, and she certainly is now — thanks to Brauchler.
Does Brauchler truly not understand the role he has played in this? And is he really so blindly attached to the death penalty that he doesn’t recognize the absurdity of a Republican fighting against religious freedom?
This is a terrible look for a guy trying to find support from the Republican base after a spectacular flame-out as a candidate for Governor.