The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal for the power to remove a elected Sheriff from office.
The leftist board took their opposition to Sheriff Alex Villanueva to new heights with a power grab he called an “illegal motion” to make themselves “judge, jury and executioner” for his office.
Since taking office in 2018, Sheriff Villanueva has actually stood in contrast to the soft-on-crime policies controlling California politics and the extreme steps pushed in reaction to the COVID pandemic.
He declined to impose COVID mask mandates and he happily revealed he would not impose the vaccine mandates, making him a number one target of Democrats.
The Democrats have turned their dirty device to force Sheriff Villanueva OUT so the LA County Supervisors asked their attorney to prepare up a resolution to offer them the power to get rid of the constable.
The board voted 4-1 to authorize a motionon Tuesday that requires the acting county counsel to prepare a proposed tally procedure for this November that would offer the board the capability to eliminate the constable from office. The draft would require approval prior to receiving tally positioning in the fall. The motion was brought by board Chair Holly Mitchell and Supervisor Hilda Solis, per Los Angeles Magazine.
Sheriff Villanueva blasted the county supervisors in a statement:
“It appears you are making yourselves the judge, jury and executioner for the office of the sheriff, nullifying the will of the voters. This illegal motion seeks to undermine the role of the sheriff and render the office subordinate to the Board of Supervisors. On its face, your proposed ordinance language is not a proper reading of the law and will be challenged on these multiple grounds,” Sheriff Villanueva said.
More details of this report from Fox News:
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Monday directed its attorney to draft a proposed ballot measure to give the body the power to remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva following repeated clashes between both parties.
In a Monday letter to the board, Villanueva blasted the proposal, calling it “recipe for corruption.” He further said it would allow “board members to intimidate sheriffs from carrying out their official duties to investigate crime.”
The motion does not mention Villanueva by name, but states, “The current sheriff has been openly hostile to oversight and transparency and has tested the functionality of existing oversight structures by consistently resisting and obstructing these systems of checks and balances.”
On Friday, the Republican National Committee issued a statement calling the proposal “another prime example of how Democrats like to change the rules when they don’t get their way.”
“Not only is Sheriff Villanueva an elected official, he’s one of the few who has been willing to stand up to the board for reducing law enforcement funding and effectively endangering the lives of Angelenos,” according to the RNC. “… This decision from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors would attempt to bully the elected sheriff into doing what they want and would be yet another blow to a free and fair democracy, thanks to California Democrats.”
Drafts of the needed documentation including the mothion on the vote are expected to be finished by county lawyers prior to July 26 at which time the board will hold another vote to decide if it needs to continue.
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H/T: Patriot Nation Press, TheGatewayPundit, Fox Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine.