A flood of corruption scandals involving state and local Democrat lawmakers is threatening to muddy the party’s image as it enters what was already a tough election cycle.
In a week Democrats won’t soon forget, the Democrat-dominated California Senate took the unprecedented step Friday of voting 28-1 to suspend with pay three state senators in their own party accused or convicted of criminal conduct.
State Sen. Leland Yee (pictured) was arrested Wednesday on federal gun trafficking and corruption charges. Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Feb. 24 to charges of influence-peddling, and Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Jan. 28 of perjury and voter fraud.
A culture of corruption in the California Democrat Party as Leland Yee and others are put in handcuffs despite Nancy Pelosi’s promise to ‘drain the swamp.’