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Assembly GOP Leader Chad Mayes doesn't regret cap-and-trade gas tax vote

California Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes and 7 other Republicans voted last month to raise your gas taxes yet again by approving Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade extension.

Mayes has taken heat over his vote, and rightly so, but he's still proud of his vote. In fact, he wishes he had attended Jerry Brown's signing ceremony on San Francisco's Treasure Island:

“The perception was, ‘He didn’t go because he was getting heat.’ That’s not how I operate. When you do the right thing, it’s a good idea to stand by that.”

The right thing? You screwed the middle class and all of the hardworking people in this state! This issue is not about tackling climate change, it's about the Democrats wanting to control how Californian's live their lives.

On top of that, California has zero effect on the climate. And even if it did it's best to fight climate change, it would barely put a dent in it (Click here to read more on that).

Here are all of the Republicans who voted for the latest gas tax. 1 Senator and 7 Assembly members:

  • Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto)
  • Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Walnut Creek)
  • Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside)
  • Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo)
  • Assemblyman Heath Flora (R-Modesto)
  • Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia)
  • Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley)
  • Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga)

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) resigned as Assistant Leader over Mayes' vote, and what did Mayes do?

He stripped of her committee Vice Chairmanship (Vice Chair of Insurance) and moved her into the smallest office in the Capitol, which is just bigger than a broom closet.

Mayes has to go, but he's still the leader for now:

“I serve at the pleasure of our caucus. As I know of today, the majority of people in my caucus want me to continue to be the leader. That could change in minutes.”

Click here to read more at the LA Times.

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