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California Democrats to Censure DiFi?

441149505_6d948def44_o.jpgIt would be nice:

East Bay For Democracy, a chartered Democratic Club outside San Francisco, will introduce the censure motion on Saturday at the state party’s executive board meeting in Anaheim. The Governing Board of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and the Progressive Democrats of America are also backing the measure.

In addition to her move to back Mukasey, critics have lashed out at her decision last month to vote to confirm Judge Leslie Southwick to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Southwick’s opponents charged that his record on the bench in Mississippi demonstrated that he was both racist and homophobic. The Congressional Black Caucus, Human Rights Campaign and People for the American Way opposed his nomination.

The censure resolution faces an uphill battle. In order to be considered by the full executive board, it must first make it through the party’s resolutions committee, which must approve the text unanimously.

As Howie Klein and Glenn Greenwald note, her shady votes to steer huge government contracts to her husband should have triggered an ethics investigation long ago, and it should definitely be on our radar as something to push for in the coming months.

Bush has a 9% approval rating in California. Whatever she perceives her interests to be, they are not in line with those who live in the state she represents.

Editor’s Note; here’s a direct link to the Courage Campaign petition.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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