More proof of the Democrats win at any cost shenanigans has happened as California Gov. Gavin Newsom has essentially removed President Donald Trump from the election ballots.
The governor of the blue state signed a law on Tuesday that will not allow any candidate to appear on the ballot unless they show their tax returns.
Now it should be noted that this is really a symbolic gesture as the chances of the law surviving a court fight is virtually nonexistent.
In fact, it is likely so Unconstitutional that the vote from the Supreme Court, if it gets that far, could be unanimous in the president’s favor.
But be that as it may, the governor wanted to virtue signal, and virtue signal he did with this new law, Politico reported.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom embraced a politically explosive and legally dubious attempt to pry loose President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday, signing legislation that would boot Trump from California primary ballots if he doesn’t make his filings public.
For Democrats who wield absolute control over Sacramento, the measure offered a chance to directly confront a president who is deeply unpopular among most California voters — and for Newsom to escalate his long-standing feud with the president while distinguishing himself from Gov. Jerry Brown, who vetoed a similar measure in 2017.
Newsom rarely hesitates to throw punches at Trump, habitually assailing the president on Twitter as the California Department of Justice challenges the administration over dozens of policies. Before becoming governor, Newsom regularly called out Trump for not disclosing his tax returns and insinuated that Trump was hiding damaging information.
Signaling that a lawsuit was likely forthcoming, counsel to the president Jay Sekulow said in an email that “the State of California’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution will be answered in court.”
Trump has sued to rebuff House Democrats who are subpoenaing his tax returns and challenged New York officials who enacted a law that could expose the president’s financial records.
“As one of the largest economies in the world and home to one in nine Americans eligible to vote, California has a special responsibility to require this information of presidential and gubernatorial candidates,” he said in a statement.
“These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence.
“The disclosure required by this bill will shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest,” he said.
As Newsom does his best acting to make the law seem like it is a fair, non-biased piece of legislation, the bill’s author made it known it was aimed at President Trump.
“Presidential candidates need to put their own interests aside in the name of transparency. So far, our current president has done the opposite,” he said.
It’s time that President Trump steps up, stops with the obstruction, and follows through with 40 years of time-honored tradition that has made this nation’s democracy stronger,” he said.
Decades of time honored tradition notwithstanding, your feelings are not what is written in the Constitution and that is the only thing that is supposed to matter in court.
Author: Carmine Sabia
Source: The Federalist Papers: BREAKING, California Gov Signs Bill To Exclude Trump From 2020 Election Ballot