On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, has received a number of death threats — apparently from liberals angry that he postponed further consideration of a single-payer health care bill that passed the state Senate. According to the report, the California Highway Patrol, which has a Capitol Protection Section, confirmed that it is investigating threats made against Rendon.
According to the Daily News:
Rendon received threats made over Facebook and Twitter, and he said in a statement that the hostile messages followed his recent decision to postpone further consideration of SB 562.
“There’s been a variety of reactions to my decision to hold SB 562, from supportive to quite negative. Even death threats to me and members of my family. I’m a grown-up in politics, so those are things I can handle,” Rendon said in a statement.
Rendon went on to chastise supporters of the single-payer bill who, in his assessment, offered “false hope” that the legislation would give Californians access to health coverage.
Andrew Edwards said that some of the more explicit threats referenced “various methods of execution, and another person wrote that he prays someone checks Rendon’s schedule for baseball practice. That post is likely a reference to the shooting committed earlier this month in Virginia by an assailant whose own social media history reportedly included several statements against Republicans and President Donald Trump. Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise sustained a critical injury after being hit.”
What Edwards left out of that paragraph is the fact that the Alexandria shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a supporter and volunteer for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and was found with a list containing the names of various members of the House Freedom Caucus.
Rendon, however, is no conservative, as the Daily News said that he has been very critical of President Trump and has issued anti-Trump statements since the November election. Moreover, he supports single-payer (read, socialist) health care, but said the bill passed by the Senate lacks sufficient details on how the measure would be funded.
“What’s really bothersome for me is to read some of the threads and some of the comments from people who really believe that this bill would have actually provided services. What’s disappointing is that those folks seem to have been sold a bill of goods,” he told the Sacramento Bee.
In a statement posted June 23, Rendon said:
“As someone who has long been a supporter of single payer, I am encouraged by the conversation begun by Senate Bill 562.
“However, SB 562 was sent to the Assembly woefully incomplete. Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill, including the fact it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump Administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.
“In light of this, I have decided SB 562 will remain in the Assembly Rules Committee until further notice.
“Because this is the first year of a two-year session, this action does not mean SB 562 is dead. In fact, it leaves open the exact deep discussion and debate the senators who voted for SB 562 repeatedly said is needed.
“The Senate can use that time to fill the holes in SB 562 and pass and send to the Assembly workable legislation that addresses financing, delivery of care, and cost control.
“The fight for single payer also is moving forward on other fronts. The head of the Campaign for a Healthy California, an organization created to pass SB 562, has acknowledged their ultimate goal is to get a single payer initiative on the ballot, and there remains ample time for them to pursue that before November 2018.
In other words, Rendon supports socialized medicine, but wants to find a way to pay for it. But that doesn’t matter to the mob that is now demanding single-payer health care no matter the cost or the consequences.
Breitbart.com explains: “The bill has a price tag of $400 billion — many times larger than the current state budget — but no plan to pay for the new system.” The Daily News said that “about half of that amount may require new taxes.” Just what California taxpayers need right now… And if history is any teacher, that price tag will only increase.
The California Nurses Association, which supports the single-payer bill, has reportedly dismissed Rendon’s claims about receiving death threats as an attempt to distract the public.
“There are real death threats out there,” said California Nurses Association spokesperson Chuck Idleson to the Mercury News, “for people who are facing a loss of health care.”
On Wednesday, protesters from the California Nurses Association flooded the State Capitol and displayed a banner reading “Inaction = Death,” according to the Los Angeles Times. They also held signs depicting the California state flag, with a knife in the back of the familiar bear. They accused Speaker Rendon of stabbing the bear in the back.
At the national level, Democrats have used similar language to protest Republicans’ effort to overhaul Obamacare, claiming the GOP is killing thousands of people.
So there you have it — the left’s mantra is now: “Do what we want. Give us socialism NOW or we’ll KILL you!!!”
Michael Savage was spot on when he said that liberalism is a mental disorder.
- Number of Republicans threatened, attacked rises
- Kellyanne Conway getting death threats from liberals fueled by anti-Trump rhetoric
- GOP Rep. Scalise, others, shot while practicing for charity baseball game
- The left’s shutdown battle cry: Kill them all!
- Liberal media leading effort to kill Trump with innuendo, conspiracies, fake news
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