In a stunning repudiation of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a 26-year congressional veteran, on Saturday the California Democrat Party publicly endorsed her long shot opponent, Sen. Kevin de Leon. This despite the fact that Feinstein crushed de Leon in the Democrat primary six weeks earlier.
According to a vote tally posted to Twitter, 217 of the party’s members chose de Leon over Feinstein during its “post-primary endorsement balloting.” The congressional veteran meanwhile received 22 votes, meaning only a meager 7 percent of members voted for her. Sad.
VOTING RESULTS — U.S. Senate:
Feinstein — 22 (7%)
de León — 217 (65%)
No Endorsement — 94 (28%) pic.twitter.com/BoxkNIk4sM
— California Democratic Party (@CA_Dem) July 15, 2018
“Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the @CA_Dem party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de Leon enthusiastically announced in a tweet Sunday morning.
He was excited because an endorsement from the party means access to the party’s money and resources. He’ll admittedly need every bit of support he can muster to dethrone Feinstein, who not only crushed him at the primary election but has been leading him in all polls since.
Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the @CA_Dem party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/KDtec3YDu4
— Kevin de Leόn (@kdeleon) July 15, 2018
Why, though, did the party snub Feinstein? Because of her refusal to match de Leon’s extremism. Though she leans to the left, as evidenced by her views on the Second Amendment, she’s fairly moderate compared to the latest crop of Democrats.
Though bad news for Feinstein, the party’s announcement is even worse news for the Democrat Party as the whole. The party fails to realize it, but it just took another massive step toward alienating itself from the millions of moderates across the nation who’re growing increasingly fed-up with its increasingly bizarre and sometimes violent actions and rhetoric.
De Leon is a man who holds far-left views on every core issue, including illegal immigration and guns rights.
“Earlier this year, he appointed an illegal alien to a statewide office. He is also the author of SB 54, one of the three surviving ‘sanctuary state’ laws that the Trump administration challenged earlier this year,” notes Breitbart.
But there’s more. During a congressional hearing last year, de Leon admitted that roughly half of his family would be deported if the state didn’t fight back against the Trump administration’s war on illegal immigration.
“Half of my family would be eligible for deportation under the executive order, because they got a false social security card, they got a false identification, they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB 60,” he said, referencing a bill that granted illegals the right to obtain a driver’s license.
“They got a false green card, and anyone who has family members who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification.”
He basically admitted that his family is comprised of a bunch of scofflaws who have no regard for America’s most basic laws.
And then there’s this: On Saturday he hosted an “#AbolishICE” event.
Kevin De Leon’s #AbolishICE Cream Social is over capacity at #CADem e-board. The energy is amazing here for @kdeleon on the eve of the endorsement vote. pic.twitter.com/86uhK1Kmwj
— David Atkins #11Justices (@DavidOAtkins) July 14, 2018
This is the far-left loon whom the California Democrat Party just endorsed and whom, God willing, will help lead to the party’s eventual demise.
Check out social media’s reaction below:
I think they going to progress forward till they fall off the cliff. They getting more out of step and out touch with more American and tradition Democrats will #WalkAway
— P-E-Z (@pez1963) July 15, 2018
Always trust the Democratic party to try and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The country is center left/right, the first party that can truly embrace that will never lose an election again. Socialists are as bad for the Dems as the tea party was for the GOP.
— Michael Waldrop (@MadAsAHatter83) July 15, 2018
Sooo she overwhelmingly won the votes of Democrats but then a small group of elites chose to override the voters and substitute their own hand picked candidate instead, thereby rigging the upcoming election?
Wow. Bernie & his crew are going to be livid when they hear about this!
— Anne with an “e” (@mrsmaris) July 15, 2018
DEMs didn’t learn from the first time they couldn’t get their shit together vs Trump.
You reap what you sow.
— DeckardDugliss (@DeckardDugliss) July 15, 2018
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