Policy not Party: Conservative Actor James Woods Shows his True Colors by Supporting a Moderate Democrat for LA District Attorney

Many voters in Los Angeles County who understand the catastrophic state of public safety under progressive pro-criminal District Attorney George Gascon, are ignoring – or even outright changing – their party affiliation for the sake of regaining control of this once great city.

Last week, ultra conservative actor James Woods came out to publicly to endorse moderate democratic candidate Jonathan Hatami, proving policy, not party, is the most important issue for this year’s elections.

This was a monumental public display of support for a democratic candidate, as Woods, an ultra-conservative, has threatened to sue the Democratic National Committee for destroying his career.

Woods, with an impressive 3.7 million followers on X (formerly known as Twitter) posted his endorsement of Hatami on Tuesday, January 9th.


In 2022, X CEO Elon Musk released internal company documents (posted by journalist Matt Taibbi), showing the DNC had reached out to Twitter to remove multiple tweets regarding President Biden and Hunter Biden.

“I’ve been a target of these people for six years. They have destroyed my career, they have destroyed my livelihood. They’ve destroyed my faith in this country that my family has defended in the military since the Revolutionary War,” he told former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his show.


As we gear up for the home stretch to the March 5th primary, Wood’s endorsement was timely, and critical, given ballots will be mailed out to voters on February 5th.

This week, Los Angeles Magazine is hosting a DA race debate moderated by Fox 11 news anchor Elex Michaelson.


The DA race has seen three debates so far, two of which were pro-law enforcement. Gascon chose not to attend the first two, a wise choice, as he has made it abundantly clear one of the main focuses of his campaign  for re-election, is “holding law enforcement accountable”. No where in his announcement did he mention he was focused on holding criminals accountable.

At the Santa Monica Democratic Club debate, veteran Deputy DA Hatami challenged Gascon with the current statistics, all memorized, on the meteoric rise in crime since he took office.

Gascon attempted to deflect attention from his disastrous tenure referring to the statistics as “fake news” taking a swipe at candidates highlighting his failures and conservatives “It almost seems like were at a Republican debate” Gascon said.

The irony of which he himself was a Republican for 40 years switching parties in 2010.

After three years and a devastating rise in most every category of crime, a recent poll in the LA DA race reveals staggering numbers for District Attorney George Gascon.

The poll of 1942 likely voters, paid for by LA DA candidate Nathan Hochman, revealed two important facts regarding the high-profile race to become District Attorney for the largest county in the U.S.:

  • Gascon is historically unpopular, and that his numbers are worse than Soros-backed Chesa Boudin who was successfully recalled by San Francisco voters in June 2022.
  • At this stage of the race, there are at least 4 candidates with a credible chance of making it to the runoff.

Out of 1942 voters asked who they would vote for in the March 2024 primary election, the likely voters responded: Gascon 18%, Hochman 12%, Hatami 8%, Ramirez 6%, Chemerinsky 6%, McKinney 3%, Archuletta 1%, Mitchell 1%, Milton 0% and Siddall 0%.

A whopping 55% were undecided.

Even Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo came out with his own prediction regarding the high-profile race – and surprisingly, it was not in favor of his party’s choice:

“Not sure who our next DA will be, but it will NOT be Gascon.” Trujillo posted on X December 15th. “Like (former Sheriff) Alex Villanueva he may make the run-off, but whoever makes it against him will be our next District Attorney. I mean, during the 2022 cycle, we had to hide anyone he endorsed. LA is reverting back to normal and boring.”




Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over one million hits across her social media platforms.

Since 2020, Woods was the only journalist reporting on the on-going public corruption involving former L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington. Woods worked with Political Corruption expert Adam Loew, DC Watchdog organizations and leaders in the Capitol exposing Washington which ultimately led to the withdrawal of his nomination to head the FAA.

Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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