Democratic Representative Harley Rouda entered Congress in the wake of the Russian hoax in 2018 shamelessly smearing Representative Dana Rohrabacher as a Russian agent.
“Dana Rohrabacher is under investigation for conspiracy with [the Russians] Yet Donald Trump and Dana Rohrabacher have continued to lead us back to Vladimir Putin’s side on US interest, ”Rouda said in a shameful defamation ad in January 2018.
“I am going to Congress to get us to move forward in Washington… not to be in complicity with Putin,” Rouda said.
On Tuesday, Rouda officially lost her race to Republican challenger Michelle Steel, who had Rohrabacher’s backing.
BREAKING: Republican Michelle Steel wins the election to the US House in California’s 48th Congressional District, defeating incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda. #APracecall at 11:15 am PST. # Election2020 #CAelection https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4
– AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 10, 2020
Steel narrowly beat Rouda 49.1% -50.9%.
This victory was hard fought and hard won, and I could not be more humbled to have your support nor more honored to serve our community in Congress. Now let’s get to work. # CA48 pic.twitter.com/5aVvsvABiw
– Michelle Steel (@MichelleSteelCA) November 10, 2020
Owen Shroyer joins Alex Jones and Stewart Rhodes to discuss the upcoming Stop the Steal rally in Washington DC!
Rouda conceded the race to Steel on Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks to the incredible energy provided by our thousands of grassroots volunteers, I was proud to be the first Democrat to represent # CA48.
Serving the people here has been the honor of my life. https://t.co/up1YVZTnuU
– Harley Rouda (@HarleyRouda) November 10, 2020
In other positive news, Republican Darrell Issa is also returning to Congress in California.
To all the voters who participated in this election, thank you. To everyone who has offered time or treasure to support me over the past 14 months, thank you. I have been so encouraged during this campaign by all the new supporters I have met in our large and diverse District. pic.twitter.com/e6FTHYz41A
– Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) November 7, 2020
Issa, who is a Lebanese-American, was notably near-murdered by terrorists from the Jewish Defense League in 2001.
Republicans reversed 9 seats for a net gain of 6 seats in California.
The Republicans returned 9 seats, for a net gain of +6!
– Ian G Haworth (@ighaworth) November 10, 2020
As I reported last week, Californians strongly rejected an effort to repeal the state’s ban on affirmative action.
The decision to restore racial discrimination was strongly pushed by Democrats in the name of the fight against racism.
The California legislature has now voted to remove these words from our state
“The state must not discriminate or grant preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.”
I am speechless. pic.twitter.com/X09mWlM9sX
– Steve Miller (@SteveMillerOC) June 24, 2020
Looks like California’s Prop 16 won’t pass. That’s excellent news! ?? pic.twitter.com/JD1Mptwq0f
– Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) November 4, 2020
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