Hypocrite that is.
On the surface, the story of Leland Yee looks like a precipitous fall from grace.
The 67-year-old had risen steadily in the ranks of Bay Area politics since the late 80s, when he was elected to the San Francisco School Board. He then went on to sit on the city’s Board of Supervisors and in the state Assembly. The latter role saw him become the first Asian American speaker pro tem in 2004, making him the second-highest ranking Democrat in the California assembly at the time.
From 2006 onwards, Yee served as a state senator and was plotting a secretary of state campaign when his political visions were curtailed by a federal indictment in March 2014.
The arrest swept Yee and his associate Keith Jackson, 51, up in charges alongside some of the city’s most notorious characters, notable among them Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.
If you read the entire article, which you should, you’ll notice the Yee’s Democrat Party affiliation is mentioned only once in the story. It’s in the second paragraph and I missed it the first time through.
I mention this, because if Yee had been a Republican, that would have been prominently featured in the headline and the lede paragraph.
Yee also discussed buying weapons overseas and bringing them to the U.S. with two associates and an undercover agent. He accepted $6,800 and a list of arms for purchase in the Philippines.
The maneuvers were not only illegal, but also in stark contrast to what he had long purported to stand for.
Yee told CBS two years before he was arrested: “It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear — there is no debate, no discussion.”
As a legislator, Yee supported strict gun control laws and was named to the Brady Campaign’s Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll.
I wonder if the folks from Brady have removed his name yet? I also wonder if they’ve asked for their contributions back as well?
So Yee, while proposing to strip law abiding citizens of their right to own firearms, was all the while working to bring in firearms for criminals.
Which just bolsters my long time argument that gun control is really intended to protect criminals and strip citizens of their right to self defense.
See also, KKK and gun control in the post Civil War south.
Democrats, lying, thieving, hypocrites, each and every one ofthem.