St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a George Soros-backed prosecutor, resigned from office Thursday in the face of bipartisan calls for her to resign.
Gardner's office posted her resignation letter on Twitter, who said that "people outside of the city" have "targeted" her and the "fundamental rights of the city's voters."
"We have experienced an onslaught of records requests that no office in the country could reasonably fulfill, along with attacks on our hard-working line attorneys designed to demoralize these public servants," the statement reads. "There is no sign that the onslaught would stop for as long as I am in the office."
"The most powerful weapon I have to fight back against these outsiders stealing your voices and your rights is to step back," she said. "And so, it is with a heavy heart but steadfast resolve that I am resigning my position as your Circuit Attorney."
Gardner had pursued a case against then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R), alleging that he had attempted to extort a former paramour using a salacious photo that Gardner later admitted she never found.
Greitens admitted the affair and resigned, but denied any criminal wrongdoing. Gardner eventually dropped all charges before a trial was held.
In 2022, Gardner appeared before the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel in a St. Louis County courthouse for claims of prosecutorial misconduct.
Gardner had received financial campaign support from liberal billionaire donor George Soros. She was among the first prosecutors in the U.S. to receive the backing of George Soros.
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