Pence sends cordial letter offering help to California: Assembly speaker fires off nasty, ungrateful response


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In a scene straight out of “The Twilight Zone,” on Tuesday an assemblyman from one of the most radically far-left states in America sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence rebuking the administration of President Donald Trump for its allegedly “extreme” positions.

Attention-seeking California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon published the letter to Twitter in response to the vice president having sent him a letter wishing him and his cohorts “a productive and successful legislative succession.”

Look at Pence’s cordial letter below:


It was this inordinately pleasant letter that inspired Rendon, a far-left legislator who last year joined two of his equally far-left peers in demanding that first lady Melania Trump prove that her immigration to the United States was legal, to lash out like an 8-year-old child.

“I have to say you and the President have already done quite a bit to help us with that,” he wrote. “Thanks to your policies, voters in California added five Democrats to the Assembly in the last election. In addition, one Republican has decided to jump to the Democratic Party, citing the President’s extreme positions. We now have a three-quarters majority — plus one.”

The president’s “extreme positions?”

California Gov. Gavin Newson wants to force every Californian to obtain health insurance, charge each Californian an exorbitant premium for that insurance and then use the money accrued to provide young illegal immigrants with free health care.

He also wants to pull National Guard troops away from the southern U.S. border because making sure his state’s struggling marijuana industry stays afloat (via all the dope that’s smuggled across the border) is more important than protecting the American people from criminal aliens.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. California is so genuinely extremist and radical that in January, state Senate Judiciary Committee chair Hannah-Beth Jackson announced that “gender neutral” pronouns would be required during future committee hearings. Now that’s extreme!

Dovetailing back to Pence’s letter, note how he touted the Trump administration’s commitment to federalism, i.e., the idea that states should be allowed to determine their own fate.

Keep in mind that federalism comes with the stipulation that, in deciding their own specific fate, states still abide by the rules set in stone within the U.S. Constitution.

It’s a simple concept, but one that nevertheless flew right over Rendon’s head.

Continuing his petulant letter,  he falsely accused the Trump administration of preventing “California from ensuring clean air, which benefits everyone,” interfering “with the health rights of women,” preventing “California from educating the children of immigrants,” stopping “California from receiving promised grant funds,” keeping “California from receiving Affordable Care Act funding” and protecting “Fraudulent for-profit educators over the needs of California students.”

Everything he wrote was a lie. The Trump administration is not preventing Californians from breathing clean air and not interfering in the health care rights of women.

Moreover, it’s unclear why Rendon thinks his state being denied grants and funding is equivalent to the Trump administration turning its back to federalism. The reason Trump’s clamped down on California’s funding is because of the state’s continued refusal to abide by federal immigration laws.

As for the last accusation, it was pure partisan nonsense. Unlike the administration of former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has been friendly to the burgeoning pro-charter-school movement in America. Why? Because private charter schools produce better results.


But as a big-government liberal, Rendon appears to be among the far-leftists who think private schools shouldn’t exist, meaning parents shouldn’t have the right to send their children to a school more befitting of their kids’ individual needs. This worldview sounds rather extreme, doesn’t it?

Rendon concluded his letter by mocking the Trump administration’s failed efforts “to take away our rights a state, including our right to serve immigrants and refugees of all nations and religions.”

Despite his use of the term “immigrants,” what he meant was his state’s non-existent right to violate federal immigration laws by serving as a sanctuary to criminal aliens such as Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, who murdered a 59-year-old woman earlier this month, and Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who murdered a legal immigrant turned police officer late last year.

This is what extremism looks like, Mr. Rendon.

And this:

And this:

And this too:



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