The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight
Bill Quick

California Senate votes to suspend accused arms trafficker, convicted felon…with pay « Hot Air

The Brady Campaign Prevention of Gun Violence Honor Roll member Sen. Leland Yee (and former frontrunner for Secretary of State), accused of selling rocket launchers to foreign countries, was the last straw.

(Reuters) – The California state Senate voted on Friday to suspend three Democratic lawmakers who have been the subject of criminal probes, including Leland Yee, who was arrested this week in an FBI sweep on corruption and gun trafficking charges.

They haven’t just been the subject of criminal probes. Yee is facing charges and has yet to be convicted. Ronald Calderon, D-Montebello, also faces more than 20 charges after an FBI raid on his office, and Roderick Wright, D-Inglewood, has been convicted of several felonies. Wright has been on a leave of absence while preparing for his sentencing in early May for voter fraud, among other things.

More than ten percent of the California Senate Democrat Causcus is suspended, and either convicted, or indicted, for a series of felonies.  All are still being paid, but nearly 2.8 million Californians are currently without State Senate representation.

 

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. That 10% bit is actually proof that NYS government is more corrupt than California government. On the rare occasion that Democrat pols here come under suspicion, their “alleged” misdeeds are usually whitewashed in short order and they go on doing business. (Republican pols, of course, come under intense pressure from the media and much more often lose their seats following allegations, even if they aren’t convicted of anything.)