Democratic Rep Harley Rouda got into Congress on the back of the Russia hoax in 2018 by shamelessly smearing distinguished Rep Dana Rohrabacher as a Russian agent.
“Dana Rohrabacher is being investigated for conspiring with [the Russians] yet Donald Trump and Dana Rohrabacher continued taking us backwards siding with Vladimir Putin over America’s interest,” Rouda said in a disgraceful smear ad in Jan 2018.
“I’m running for Congress to move us forward in Washington … not collude with Putin,” Rouda said.
On Tuesday, Rouda officially lost his race against Republican challenger Michelle Steel, who had the endorsement of Rohrabacher.
BREAKING: Republican Michelle Steel wins election to U.S. House in California’s 48th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda. #APracecall at 11:15 a.m. PST. #Election2020 #CAelection https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 10, 2020
Steel narrowly defeated Rouda 49.1%-50.9%.
This victory has been hard-fought and hard-won, and I could not be more humbled to have your support nor more honored to serve our community in Congress. Now, let’s get to work. #CA48 pic.twitter.com/5aVvsvABiw
— Michelle Steel (@MichelleSteelCA) November 10, 2020
Owen Shroyer joins Alex jones and Stewart Rhodes to discuss the upcoming stop the steal rally in Washington D.C.!
Rouda conceded the race to Steel on Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks to the incredible energy brought by our thousands of grassroots volunteers, I was proud to be the first Democrat ever to represent #CA48.
Serving the people here has been the honor of my life. https://t.co/up1YVZTnuU
— Harley Rouda (@HarleyRouda) November 10, 2020
In other positive news, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is also returning to Congress in California.
To all the voters who participated in this election, thank you. To everyone who volunteered time or treasure to support me these past 14 months, thank you. I have been so encouraged during this campaign by all the new supporters I’ve met across our vast and diverse District. pic.twitter.com/e6FTHYz41A
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) November 7, 2020
Issa, who is a Lebanese-American, was notably nearly assassinated by Jewish Defense League terrorists in 2001.
Republicans flipped 9 seats for a net gain of 6 seats in California.
Republicans have flipped 9 seats, for a +6 net gain!
— Ian G Haworth (@ighaworth) November 10, 2020
As I reported last week, Californians strongly rejected an effort to repeal the state’s ban on Affirmative Action.
The California legislature has now voted to strike these words from our state
“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”
I’m speechless. pic.twitter.com/X09mWlM9sX
— Steve Miller (@SteveMillerOC) June 24, 2020
Looks like California’s Prop 16 isn’t going to pass. That’s excellent news! 🥳🎉 pic.twitter.com/JD1Mptwq0f
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) November 4, 2020
Perhaps Democrats and Governor Gavin Newsom outrageous decision to decriminalize men having sex with boys right before the election was a step too far even for Californians!