Throwing election integrity into doubt by botching the procedures in Pennsylvania wasn’t enough for Democrat Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar. She made another tiny little mistake which shafted alleged child sexual abuse victims enough to cost her the job. Now that her damage is done, she “will step down at the end of the week.”
Democrat official dropped the ball
The Wall Street Journal broke the news and the Hill is spreading it around. The hard core Democrat “failed to properly advertise a proposed constitutional amendment.” They claim it was a mistake. The consequences are that the proposal “to expand the civil lawsuit window for alleged child sexual abuse victims” goes right back to square one in a two year process when they were on the verge of victory.
Under the proposed amendment, abuse victims would be allowed two years to file civil lawsuits. Pennsylvania law requires that before a proposed amendment can be put straight to the voters as a ballot initiative it must first get passed in the state legislature.
Not just once, but twice in a row. The negligent Democrat and her staff dropped the ball half way to the goal post.
Liberal progressives have taken it for granted that they can get away with whatever they want for so long that the Democrat never bothered to check what the law books actually had to say.
Boockvar and her staff should have been well aware that the law requires them to “place newspaper ads outlining any such proposed amendments.” They didn’t bother.
A bipartisan outrage
Angry Pennsylvania citizens are taking up their pitchforks and torches in anger. How can the grass roots build a fire under their elected officials if they don’t know the measure is in play? Child sexual assault isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue.
Not that there is much difference between the two parties these days anyway. The measure was passed in 2019 and was all set to do it again in 2020. Then the state agency responsible forgot to place the ads.
Thanks to one dirty, rotten, Democrat, the whole process must start from scratch. There is a way to do a salvage operation but that requires legislators to actually do their jobs and pass the law directly, instead of leaving it to their constituents.
On Monday the Department of State apologized for the “simple human error.” State Rep. Mark Rozzi is “shocked this has happened” but the progressive backer of the proposal is determined. “We persevered for all these years and we will continue to do just that. I will not give up the fight until this gets done, period.”
The Democrat Governor, Tom Wolf, was happy to have someone to throw under the bus for the mistake. He’s breathing a heavy sigh of relief that it wasn’t him who screwed up this time.
“The delay caused by this human error will be heartbreaking for thousands of survivors of childhood sexual assault, advocates and legislators,” he scolded. “I join the Department of State in apologizing to you. I share your anger and frustration that this happened, and I stand with you in your fight for justice.”