Sounds like the GOP ain't all that tough on crime after all.
Every day, the explanations for the firings of the eight U.S. attorneys are becoming less about competence and more about corruption. Some new statistics show that the prosecutors were in fact leading the nation in output:
Now these were some busy folks. It is almost a wonder that the fired U.S. attorneys had the time to take the phone calls notifying them of their dismissals.
- Six ranked in the top third of all U.S. attorneys for prosecutions, filing a combined 106,188 last year alone
- Five ranked in the top third for convictions, achieving 98,939
- Three were among the top five in the number of immigration prosecutions (including Carol Lam, whose firing was attributed to immigration by Karl