Friday 8 March 2024

Letitia James Booed During Speech At Firefighters Ceremony, Met With Chants Of ‘Trump’

 New York Attorney General Letitia James ran into a tough crowd on Thursday when she spoke at a ceremony for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

The Democrat prosecutor was showered with boos when she walked onto the stage for the swearing-in ceremony of first responders, including Rev. Pamela Holmes, who was hailed as the first African-American woman chaplain of the FDNY, Fox News reported.

“Oh, c’mon, we’re in a house of God,” James said in an apparent attempt to quiet the chorus of boos. “Simmer down.”

Shortly after the boos stopped, James’ speech was interrupted by chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!”


After James’ address, FDNY Chief John Hodgens rebuked those in the crowd who voiced their disdain for the attorney general.

“Today’s ceremony was about one thing: the accomplishments of the members being promoted,” he said. “The members whose behavior distracted from that celebration were an embarrassment and not befitting of the world’s best fire department.”

James recently celebrated Judge Arthur Engoron’s decision against former President Donald Trump, ordering him to pay a $454 million fine, including interest, in the civil business fraud suit from the attorney general’s office. James filed the suit against Trump after she ran for her position promising voters she would go after Trump, calling the former president a “con man” and “carnival barker.”

After Engoron sided with James in the civil business fraud case against Trump, the AG posted on social media, “$464,576,230.62,” the combined amount that Trump and his fellow defendants owed after the judgment. Her post was viewed by many as a taunt targeted at the leading Republican presidential candidate, and she followed up that post with additional tweets that added the interest Trump owed with each passing day.


Trump appealed the massive civil business fraud judgment a few days after Engoron’s ruling, suggesting that the judge “committed errors of law and/or fact” and abused his discretion or “acted in excess” of his jurisdiction. The case will go before the appeals court in the coming days with James’ brief due before the panel on March 11 and Trump’s reply due on March 18.

The former president has maintained throughout the case that he and his business did nothing wrong, arguing that his assets had even been undervalued.

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