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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Police Arrive in High Numbers to Quell Rancho Cucamonga Right-Wingers

California Assemblymen Chad Mayes and Marc Steinorth
By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

A protest at Chad Mayes' $1,000 a plate fundraiser ended quickly when it led to the turncoat California Republican cancelling the event.  So, the protesters decided to move their rally to Rancho Cucamonga, in order to protest Assemblyman Marc Steinorth for voting with Chad Mayes and the Democrats on Cap and Trade.  Steinorth's office got nervious, and as a result, dozens of Riverside County Sheriff personnel, and members of the California Highway Patrol, responded.

The law enforcement outnumbered the protesters, who numbered at about a dozen.  Protesters used their mobile phones to shoot video of the protest. One nearly 10-minute video posted to YouTube, which has generated more than 120,000 views at the time this article was posted, shows protesters entering the office of Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, with organizer Joseph Turner leading the charge.

“We’re here to see Assemblyman Marc Steinorth as one of the Republicans who sold us out to cap and trade, so we’re going to let him know we’re sick of these RINOs (Republican in name only) and we’re voting him out,” Turner says in the video.

A CHP officer who arrived at the planned Mayes protest followed the group to Steinorth’s office, where he called for backup, and the back-up arrived in great numbers.

“Was there a mass shooting or something?” Turner is heard saying in the video as he exits the building and sees the number of police vehicles lining the parking lot.

“It was heated and contentious, but it wasn’t as if things were resulting in some kind of chaotic melee,” Turner said in a telephone interview Monday.

About 20 CHP officers responded, and from the Sheriff’s department about 10 deputies arrived.

Steinorth said in a telephone interview Monday he was thankful the protest did not get too out of hand.

“Law enforcement protected the rights of both parties involved. They ensured the safety of my staff and the First Amendment rights of the demonstrators,” Steinorth said. “I’m grateful they arrived and handled this situation in the most peaceful way possible.”

He also said his staff has arranged a meeting with Turner and his group to discuss their concerns. 

Turner said the meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Steinorth’s office.

The question is, will Steinorth have a bunch of excuses, or fully understand the folly of his vote?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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