The Daily Wire is reporting that a lawsuit supported by the California Democratic Party has targeted three members of the Cal State Fullerton College Republicans. The suit is directly tied to Jerry Brown’s outrageous description of Californians complaining about a sudden $52 billion tax increase as “freeloaders”. Brown’s comments were spurred by a massive recall effort against state Senator Josh Newman, who was a key vote for the tax increase and has been identified as a “weak” link, having won his election by mere hundreds of votes.
Brown and his goons in the Democrat party have been actively harassing signature-gatherers for the recall effort, which is already breaking sign-up records. The California legislature even went so far as to recently (and secretly) change the rules for signature gathering and recall elections after all the signatures had been turned in. That case is currently being readied for court by recall supporters.
The lawsuit against Amanda McGuire, Brooke Paz, and Ryan Hoskins (as well as other recall organizers) alleges they are “misleading” voters by suggesting that recalling Newman will somehow end the gas tax.
The recall effort gathered nearly 85,000 signatures in a matter of several weeks, due to constituents’ frustration and anger at Newman’s vote on the gas tax. The Democrat Party has alleged that recall organizers, which also included dozens of local conservatives of all ages, lied to voters about the true nature of the recall campaign by claiming that the recall would repeal the gas tax.
Brooke Paz, who serves as Public Relations Director for the College Republicans told Daily Wire, “This lawsuit is a baseless attack on the character of hardworking and passionate activists, as well as a shameful intrusion on the democratic processes that are my right as an American citizen.”
As a California resident I’m grateful to the Daily Wire for picking up this story and sharing it with the rest of us. The Democratic Party in this state has employed some truly shady and possibly illegal tactics to prevent Josh Newman’s removal from office. This isn’t about misleading the voters. That is hilarious on its face because there have been no bigger liars to the California voting public than the Democrat Party when it comes to our tax dollars.
This is about the super majority the Democrats currently hold in Sacramento. If Newman is successfully recalled they lose their two-thirds majority and won’t have the power to arbitrarily and spontaneously pass crushing taxes and fees. It will also be a signal to other big spenders in Sacramento that their jobs are on the line and no one is safe. They call that the “chilling effect”, and in a state known for beaches and warm weather we could definitely use a cold front right about now.