Maxine Waters Claims California Should Have More Say In Primary Because of Ridiculous Reason
It is beyond me how Maxine Waters ever became a Representative. It’s even harder to try and figure out how she is STILL a representative.
I’m severely hoping that this years election is going to wipe out a number of incumbent Democrats and give the House of Representatives back to the Republicans. This would let President Trump do his job much more efficiently in the next four years.
For some reason, she thinks that money is the way you win politics. Because of how big of a roll California plays in donations, she feels that California should have more say in the primary process because of how much money the state donates via donors.
Rep. Maxine Waters said that California should have more influence over the Democratic primary process because the state has so many wealthy donors.
“We have candidates who fly out to Los Angeles from everywhere to raise money,” Waters said Thursday on CNBC. “You would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners and some of our contributors, who are very rich, were holding fancy parties, trying to accommodate the requests for donations and contributions.”
“The thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say,” she added.
According to Fox News,
“Candidates will not be able to ignore the largest, most diverse state in the nation as they seek our country’s highest office,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said at the time, according to NPR. “California has been a leader time and time again on the most important issues facing our country — including immigration, education, and the environment.”
He added that the date change would “help ensure that issues important to Californians are prioritized by presidential candidates from all political parties.”
Last year, state Democratic Party spokesman Roger Salazar told Fox News that the earlier primary would also help California pull the national party in a more progressive direction.
“The Democratic electorate [in California] is much more progressive than almost any state,” Salazar said at the time. “All of that is going to help bring up some of the core issues Californians care about.”
He listed the environment, health care, immigration and economic injustice as top issues among California Democrats.
That may explain why progressive candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., leads in four major California polls, according to Politico.