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    It is the Republican State Senate and Republican Senators who are Demanding the Removal of Convicted Felon Senator Roderick Wright from Office, and not the Democratic State Senate, nor the Democratic Party the so-called Vanguard for the Little Guy or Gal

     
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_4

    CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 4, LEGISLATIVE, SECTION 2(a)

    (4) (c) A person is ineligible to be a member of the Legislature unless the person is an elector and has been a resident of the legislative district for one year, and a citizen of the United States and a resident of California for 3 years, immediately preceding the election, and service of the full term of office to which the person is seeking to be elected would not exceed the maximum years of service permitted by subdivision (a) of this section.
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    More so than the Republican State Senate and Republican Senators Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and/or Senate. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) who are not under oath to serve anyone in the 35th State Senate District, the many voting citizens who reside and pay taxes in the 35th district that the convicted felon Senator Roderick Wright is sworn under oath to serve and/or the Democratic Party, the Democratic State Senate, the so-called Vanguard for the Little Guy or Gal, should be the first to promote removing and actually to oust the convicted felon Senator Roderick Wright from the California State Senate and public service.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1075396

    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fmUikO6BE

    http://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_citizenship/original_intent.html

    Today the 14th Amendment is being misused, and misinterpreted to benefit illegal aliens and his or her anchor babies, with the blessing of circumventing the Constitution no good President Barack Obama, AG Eric Holder, and other liberal misguided Democrats.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074208

    Just proves once again who truly has respect for rule of the law, and duty to hold true to the essence of what it means to be an elected official, namely the Republican State Senate and Republican Senators Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and/or Senate. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) deserve praise and not the Democratic Party, nor the Democratic State Senate, the so-called Vanguard for the Little Guy or Gal!
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    “Op-Ed: Roderick Wright doesn't belong in the state Senate, The Inglewood Democrat is now a convicted felon. If he can't vote at the polls, he shouldn't be able to vote in the Legislature.” by Steve Knight and Joel Anderson, Los Angeles Times February 14, 2014

    Selected Excerpts:

    “Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) represents the 21st District in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties in the state Senate. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) represents the 36th District in San Diego and Riverside counties.”

    “A felon convicted of a single count, let alone eight counts related directly to the integrity of his office, is not allowed to vote in elections in California. How can we allow a member who can't cast a ballot to reelect himself to introduce or vote on legislation? If you can't vote at the polls, you shouldn't be able to vote in the Senate. When a senator is convicted of a felony, every member of the Senate should be given the right to vote his or her conscience. That's why we are asking for an opportunity to vote for Wright's removal”

    “When a senator's ability to represent his or her constituents is inhibited, it's incumbent upon that senator to step down. And when a senator fails to step down following convictions of this magnitude, it is incumbent upon the entire Senate to move for his or her removal.”
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    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-knight-legislator-felon-20140214,0,147222.story#axzz2tPmYb7L9

    “Op-Ed: Roderick Wright doesn't belong in the state Senate, The Inglewood Democrat is now a convicted felon. If he can't vote at the polls, he shouldn't be able to vote in the Legislature.” by Steve Knight and Joel Anderson, Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2014

    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) was convicted in January of eight felonies, including five counts of fraudulent voting, two counts of perjury and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy. As of this writing, he is still a fully active member of the state Senate.

    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg only removed the senator from his Governmental Organization Committee chairmanship at his request. No disciplinary action has been initiated by the Senate leadership. Some have said that we need to wait past any possible appeal, but that's not what the Senate has done in other cases.

    The integrity of the Senate has been compromised, and further delays will only exacerbate the damage. If the Democratic supermajority allows a Senate floor vote on this issue, we are prepared to vote to remove the senator.
    We have always found Wright to be smart, articulate and engaging, but that doesn't mean we can turn a blind eye to what's best for 38 million Californians. It's not his job to be an amiable colleague. His job is to represent his district and to introduce and vote on bills.

    A felon convicted of a single count, let alone eight counts related directly to the integrity of his office, is not allowed to vote in elections in California. How can we allow a member who can't cast a ballot to reelect himself to introduce or vote on legislation? If you can't vote at the polls, you shouldn't be able to vote in the Senate. When a senator is convicted of a felony, every member of the Senate should be given the right to vote his or her conscience. That's why we are asking for an opportunity to vote for Wright's removal.

    Membership in the Legislature is an honor and carries with it the public's expectation that we will hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. Wright's case is not just about cutting corners; his conviction by a jury of his peers makes it clear there was deliberate deception on his part.
    Through their inaction, Senate leaders have demonstrated that they do not believe such behavior warrants discipline, let alone removal. Based on precedent and common sense, the Senate must act to remove him.

    Last week, we sent a letter to the Senate president formally requesting a vote on the Senate floor to address the removal of Wright. As members of the minority party in the Senate, we rely on the cooperation of our majority colleagues to bring this issue to the table so that we can act. They have control of what issues are, or aren't, brought up for a vote.

    When a senator's ability to represent his or her constituents is inhibited, it's incumbent upon that senator to step down. And when a senator fails to step down following convictions of this magnitude, it is incumbent upon the entire Senate to move for his or her removal.
    In the absence of decisive action by Senate leadership, we were forced to act. We allowed seven days to elapse following the senator's conviction before taking formal action. This was in line with precedent established in the cases of Democratic state Sen. Joseph Montoya, found guilty on seven felony counts, and Republican state Sen. Frank Hill, found guilty on three felony counts. They were both forced in the 1990s to resign under threat of expulsion within one and three weeks of conviction, respectively.

    In contrast to the inaction in the Wright case, the Senate leader stripped Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) of all committee appointments simply because a television report alleged that he was under investigation. Calderon had not even been charged with a crime. The leaders of the Senate have failed to explain why similar action has not been taken against Wright.

    We urge the Senate president and other Senate leaders to clarify their position and address our letter. We urge them to exemplify the honor of the Senate and to make a public statement — not for our knowledge alone but for the benefit of all Californians, who deserve action.

    Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

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