Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, once considered a “rising star” on the left until her role in nearly getting Jussie Smollett off the hook led to widespread scorn, is getting an assist from billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Recently, appearing on ABC7 and facing reelection, Foxx argued she should not be defined by just the Jussie Smollett case, though that is what she is most known for in the public eye.
Chicago Sun Times reports a political action committee founded by liberal billionaire philanthropist — and Donald Trump nemesis — George Soros kicked $2 million to a committee supporting Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in her re-election bid against three Democratic primary challengers.
A mega donor to Democrats and liberal causes, the hedge fund operator’s Democracy PAC transferred $2 million into the Illinois Justice and Public Safety PAC on Wednesday.
The justice and public safety PAC has so far spent $571,359.30 on mail, media and website production costs opposing Bill Conway, one of Foxx’s primary challengers.
Per TownHall, Foxx’s Democratic rivals have pounced on the new indictments against Smollett.
“Now we know why Kim Foxx has refused to talk about the case. The Special Prosecutor’s decision is evidence that she was unlawfully influenced by calls from influential politicians and celebrities when she dismissed 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett,” candidate Donna More said in a statement. “This can no longer be considered just an error in judgment or a disappointing lack of transparency. There may be significant wrongdoing on the part of the State’s Attorney.”