Since President Trump was elected the state of California has filed over 60 frivolous lawsuits against the administration costing California’s taxpayers more than $21 million according to reports.
Over the course of the last three years California’s AG Xavier Becerra has filed lawsuits against the Trump administration over almost every imaginable issue, ranging from Trump’s so-called travel ban, Trump’s attempt to force lawmakers to take up legislation to help DACA recipients, sanctuary city status, family separation and of course plans to build a border wall to protect Americans from drugs, crime and illegal immigrants flowing across the border.
Just earlier this year California filed a lawsuit against Trump declaring a state of emergency at the border and another lawsuit over the cutback of the Endangered Species Act.
Tim Rosales, a republican strategist, claims that these lawsuits are really all about partisan politics and not policy as claimed by Becerra.
“This is politics,” Becerra told Fox 40. “It’s politics by Becerra. He wants to make a national name for himself. He wants to get himself on the evening news and this is how you do it if you’re the attorney general of California.”
Rosales further pointed out the irony that the Trump campaign is using California’s onslaught of frivolous lawsuits as a fundraising tool. Even the most fanatic left-wing activists can clearly see that most of these lawsuits are nothing but nuisance suits with no legal basis, but as they are targeted at Trump no one cares.
But Californians should care. The state wasted more than $21 million on the lawsuits and will spend many multiples of that amount by the time these lawsuits are resolved. In all likelihood, a California left-wing judge will issue a ruling against the administration regardless of the merits of the case. The administration will then appeal the decision in the hopes that the appeals court won’t be having an activist judge at the helm and will rather base their decision on the merits of the cases.
With California’s anti-Trump agenda long being a staple of partisan politics, it seems that these lawsuits are finally firing back. Many other states are looking at California and begin to wonder “are California’s politicians high on power and recreational weed?” But of course, the progressive left across the nation believes that California is standing at the forefront of a war against Trump and his 63 million supporters. Just recently a Berkeley Professor called Rural Americans “bad people who made poor life decisions.” This is the same arrogance and disdain California’s lawmakers have for the rest of hardworking Americans.
Becerra defends the colossal waste of money by letting California’s taxpayers know that the $21 million are less than a drop in California’s Department of Justice budget. So Californians should rest comfortably knowing that the state’s elected officials seem to think that it’s ok to throw $21 million out the window as long as it is an insignificant percentage of the budget. But voters may eventually wake up to the fraud and demand that the elected lawmakers actually act in the interests of its constituency rather than the Washington DC elites.
But of course, some Democratic fanatics have a pointedly different view. Democratic Consultant Ed Emerson believes that Becerra is protecting their values. Further pointing out that separating children from their families is not who Californians are. Emerson conveniently forgot about the fact that family separation was a policy instituted under Obama and that the Obama administration was forcing children to sleep in wire cages. In reality, Trump actually reversed Obama’s family separation policy and discontinued the use of the cages built under Obama’s rule.
Ed Emerson than goes on to reveal the real reason why California is using everything they can find to sue the Trump administration. He stated that while Republicans may be able to raise funds off these lawsuits so are the Dems.
He further claims:
“The fact is, I don’t wake up in the morning planning to pick a fight with the administration. We file lawsuits to stop the Trump administration from breaking the law and taking actions which would hurt Californians.”
Sounds good? Of course, it does and he probably is right. He doesn’t wake up in the morning thinking about picking a fight with the administration. In reality, they woke up on election night in 2016 and ever since California’s Dems have been strategizing publicly about their politics of resistance.