Assembly Democrat stripped of committee chairmanship after voting against gas tax increase

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

Nearly two weeks after breaking with fellow Democrats to vote against a bill raising California fuel taxes, Assemblyman Rudy Salas of Bakersfield has lost the chairmanship of a prime legislative committee.

On Monday, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that he had removed Salas from his position heading the politically lucrative Assembly Business and Professions Committee, which handles consumer regulations, occupational licensing and product labeling bills.

Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, will take over as the committee chair, while Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, will get Salas’ vacancy. Salas was moved to the Assembly Rules Committee, which assigns bills to relevant policy committees and makes other decisions to administer the house. …

Comments

  1. Gee, they have one man with a brain so they censure him! The Democrats are truly suicidal.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  2. Charlet McEvoy says

    So even in their own party. Thank you Mr. Salas for sticking up for what is right for Californians. We already have high gas and DMV compared to other states.

  3. We all should, at least, cheer him on in front of all those who voted for the bill. Thank you Rudy Salas!

  4. Patton'sGhost says

    Kudos to Rudy Salas and thank you for taking a principled stand against the corruption of the California swamp…

    I’m EMBARRASSED that MY (unfortunately, I voted for Rob McCoy) Assemblyperson, Jacqui Irwin is now complicit in this cabal of corruption…

    Placing personal ambition ahead of doing what’s right for her constituents….

    Can’t write any more – I have to go pack the house to get it ready to list….

    What a pile of mierda this state has devolved into…it TRULY is “Mexico Del Norte” nowadays…

  5. THE CAPTIVE says

    We who are low income and can drive will not be buying the high priced gas that much -and curtail the range of travel-BECAUSE THE TAXES are out there. Those who have the money will be ok with this —Now will we hear mega complaints -? Will there not be much money spent because we can’t afford it? Will the damn-gov. jerry brown impose more taxes? Democrats do not think about what will happen next -and we realize that all this money will NOT be flooding into the coffers of the spend-thrift -scammer administration.

  6. Just remember the old axiom: “No good deed will go unpunished.”

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