Skip to comments.Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker
Posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT by Steelfish
Investigation Urged After Latino Caucus Rejects Republican Lawmaker
Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez says he should be allowed to join the Latino caucus Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence.
"When I didn't get a response, I asked what the deal was and they said that I wouldn't be allowed in," Chavez said. "They do not allow Republicans to be part of the group."
That rejection has sparked debate in and out of the Legislature about the diversity of opinion in Latino politics and whether taxpayers should be supporting legislative caucuses that have a partisan agenda.
The discussion comes at a time when the 24-member Latino Legislative Caucus has become a major force in the Capitol, racking up a series of victories, including approval of new laws providing driver's licenses and college scholarships for immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has asked the state attorney general to investigate the group and its membership policies.
"The name Latino Caucus is intentionally misleading, because it implies equal access for all Latino legislators," Anderson said. "Using taxpayer-sourced, public funds to deny them their voice is wrong."
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So they are not inclusive but exclusive. Typical of dimoKKKRAT organizations.
Well played sir.
Typical degenerate DIMocRATs.
I tired of pathetic bigots organizing into racist tribal groups and then acting as if they are more special than everyone else.
can’t he just join the white, Christian, heterosexual male caucus?
Barrage lately of ads on local Houston TV touting the benefits of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Wonder if the Black Chamber is paying attention. Just getting sick of it.
All legislative, congressional whatever “caucuses” should be outlawed. Period.
Any student of history can see that our Republic is about to be truly destroyed. No country can survive an invasion of poor people who are going to the host country to outbreed its native population.
These hoards of third world criminals are very anti-American, anti-English.
We are truly about to loose America as founded. Our culture, our way of life is being destroyed right before our eyes.
Hmm, is he a “white” latino, or just latino?
And I agree that instead of being a melting pot of a nation, where we took the best of a culture and made it a part of something strong, the attitude today is that they must stand apart and not integrate into the “American Way” - My grandparents immigrated in the early 1900’s and were proud to learn English & be a part of the country.