Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley: "Hold it on Eric Holder"

I think hell has frozen over.

There are lawmakers in Sacramento who are not afraid to make noise and denounce the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature. I was worried.

But I have new hope.

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley is outspoken, and is speaking against the hire of former, disgraced, contemptible Eric Holder as an addition counsel for the state of California.

Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the state's constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the state's own lawyers can do.

When's the last time that an elected official challenged the actions of the rogue Democratic majority and so soon in the legislative session? This is incredible.

$25,000 a month is a lot of money, and to waste it on a former US Attorney General who was found in contempt of Congress--that's just unconscionable.

Holder is in contempt of Congress--still.

This man was running guns to Mexico, one of which killed an American deputy.

"People might have differing feelings about Eric Holder and about the incoming presidential administration, but all of us should be able to agree that as legislators we have a duty to abide by the law," Kiley, an attorney, said in a phone interview on Monday.

Kiley is the first person I can think of in the last two months to raise the "rule of law" issue.

The rampant lawlessness of the Obama administration now connects directly with the California state legislature.

The Sacramento politicians need to have their funding pulled and their liberty taken away.

How much longer do they really believe that they can get away with ignoring the federal government? Obama is thankfully leaving office, and with his departure we will have law and order once again in the United States.

Kevin Kiley

Here are more reasons to be unhappy so far.
 California Republicans have been mostly quiet on Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's nomination of Becerra. But the hiring of Holder, who was Obama's attorney general from 2009 to 2015, prompted an outpouring of protest from Republican lawmakers.

Republican legislators need to stop saying nothing, and start shouting at the top of their lungs. I cannot believe the unjust silence of our representatives. They took an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution, did they not?

They are already violating their oath, swearing that they will ignore the Trump Administration and protect illegal aliens. All of this is wrong.

Kevin Liao, a spokesman for Democratic state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said on Monday his office had conferred with the state Legislative Counsel and other legal sources before hiring Holder's firm.

Which ones? Covington and Burling, perhaps?

He disagreed the hiring was prohibited, saying the constitutional ban referred to hiring by the executive branch of government and not the legislature.

Liao added that legislature needed legal advice from attorneys experienced in dealing with federal agencies and federal law - cases in which the state attorney general's office does not specialize.

Then why is Governor Brown and the Democratic caucuses choosing Javier Becerra in the first place?

Call Assemblyman Kiley;s office, and thank him for  standing up for the rule of law:

State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 94249
(916) 319-2006
(916) 319-2106 fax

8799 Auburn-Folsom Road, Ste. A
Granite Bay, CA 95746
916-774-4433 fax

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