By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – August 9, 2022
Before getting to what happened yesterday, let’s take a closer look at the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that just passed the Senate. For one thing, economists agree it will actually increase inflation.
Then there’s the provision that calls for 87,000 new IRS agents. It reminds me of how Newsom spent $21 million on new staff to audit small businesses during the lockdowns, over my vehement objections. There is simply no shame.
It was against the backdrop of this plan to vastly expand the apparatus of citizen harassment that we learned of the Biden Justice Department’s unprecedented raid on the residence of a President and political opponent.
This chilling abuse of power was even denounced by Newsom’s former competitor for the title of America’s worst Governor. Andrew Cuomo demanded the DOJ “immediately explain the reason for its raid,” calling it a “political tactic.”
I join the GOP Leader’s pledge: When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. That’s why it’s so important we win this race and reclaim the Majority.
Meanwhile, in response to my CPAC speech, the Sacramento Bee is out with an editorial headlined: “California Carnage: Why does Assemblyman Kevin Kiley hate his own state?”
I wouldn’t expect the Bee to grasp that I love our state but hate that it’s being ruined by corrupt politicians. And now, the same thing is happening to our country. I’m running for Congress because we cannot let that happen.