Rachael Rollins became the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. A video in which Rollins criticized reporters for asking her questions outside of work was revived. Rollins claimed journalists put her family at risk by asking for a video interview near her home. Rollins was visibly upset after the video was captured in January 2021. She demanded to know her address. Rollins was informed by the reporters that it is public information.
Rollins stated that she was a Black woman living in the country and they would put her home on the screen even though it wasn’t visible. The reporter stated that they were there for her to answer some questions.
Rollins stated, “Get away from my family. Talk with me at work.” Rollins also said that she was liable for any injuries to Rollins’ children or their families caused by the act. Rollins asked them in the parking lot nearby her house, “Who do these people think you are?” You have to get out of this private property. Rollins threatened Rollins to call the police on the news crew.
Rollins continued to make comments about the race and identity of the female reporter before threatening to reveal her identity.
In July, the White House announced that Rollins would be nominated in Massachusetts by Vice President Joe Biden. Many members of Congress praised the nomination, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
Warren tweeted that Rollins was a national leader in reforming criminal justice and fighting injustice’s root causes. She stated that Rollins was an excellent choice as a US Attorney. Pressley tweeted Rollins had worked to transform our legal system by prioritizing race Justice, incarceration, and reimagining Public Safety in MA.
Rollins was also highly praised by far-left District Attorneys, who are supported by liberal billionaire George Soros. Rollins’ nomination was controversial after many conservative legislators promised not to confirm it.
Sen. Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that Dems had “defunded” police departments, stopped prosecutions of many crimes, eliminated cash bail, and demanded the early release from violent criminals. “These actions contributed to the crime wave, which led to an increase in murders. Rachael Rollins won’t stand up for victims and will pursue to stop her from being nominated.
Mitch McConnell, Senator Minority Leader, also criticized her for not being “softly on crime advocacy”. Ted Cruz called her a lawless so-called prosecutor span.
Cotton’s statement was prompted in part by a Rollins policy note, which she published shortly after her January 2019 election. She listed over a dozen charges that she believed should be dropped, or recommended diversion for treatment for substance or mental abuse.
As Suffolk County District Attorney, she included several crimes on her campaign website. These include shoplifting, drug possession, disorderly behavior, and trespassing.