California Politicians Need Private Security To Protect Them From Conservatives

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2023
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Who said it: Mia Bonta (D.), a California assemblywoman and the wife of progressive state attorney general Rob Bonta (D.), introduced a bill with state senator Scott Wiener (D.) that would allow politicians to spend unlimited campaign funds on private security. The lawmakers claim they and their colleagues face a "rising tide of political violence" thanks to former president Donald Trump and his supporters.

Why it matters: A legislative committee this week advanced the Bonta-Wiener proposal, which would unwind decades-old campaign finance rules. Lawmakers are allowed to divert up to $5,000 in campaign...

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