Assembly Leader Chad Mayes, along with 6 other Republican Assembly members and 1 Republican Senator, voted to raise your taxes by approving Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade extension. Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) was so upset over what happened, that she stood up for what's right and resigned as assistant Republican Leader.
Now Chad Mayes is punishing her for her resignation. He has stripped of her committee Vice Chairmanship (Vice Chair of Insurance) and moved her in to the smallest office in the Capitol, which is just bigger than a broom closet.
What's really bad about this move is that Chad Mayes would have had to ask Democratic Speaker Anthony Rendon to approve it, because he's the only one who has the power to do so.
Mayes so got mad over the backlash after stabbing taxpayers in the back, that he asked a Democrat to punish a fellow Republican just because she stood up to him.
How messed up is that?!
Assemblywoman Melendez joined us this afternoon to talk about what happened, and what's next for the Assembly when they return on August 21st: