Chairman's Corner - Erica Thomas and other fiery, but most peaceful, ethics woes

Monday, August 31, 2020 10:27 PM | Anonymous

A few weeks ago I touched on State Representative Erica Thomas's ethics woes. After filing a complaint against her in August 2019, a preliminary hearing was finally heard on the complaint earlier this month.

Rep. Thomas, who also serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, a position her fellow Democrats in the House, like Mary Frances WilliamsMichael SmithErick Allen, and others elected her to, despite her long history of ethical lapses and controversies, failed too respond to the charges in the complaint and did not show or send a representative to the hearing showing her utter contempt for the legal process, despite the fact she wants to make laws that others must live under and abide by.

The silence from the Democrats is deafening! So is the media's lack of scrutiny of a high ranking member of the Democratic leadership. Trust me that if Thomas was a Republican, the issue would be front page news across Georgia.

Every Democratic incumbent and candidate should be forced to go on record as to whether they will vote to re-elect Erica Thomas the Vice-Chair of their caucus. Of course, Minority Leader Bob Trammel, who would be the next Speaker of the House if the Democrats took control in November, could always ask for her resignation.

Of course, we haven't heard a peep out of him.

It is typical Democratic hypocrisy...they want us to live under rules they have no intention of following themselves and then blame Republicans, calling us "deplorable" for wanting to enforce and uphold the laws they pass.

As for Erica Thomas, the matter has been referred to the Georgia Attorney General's Office for further prosecution.

Lawlessness has become the theme and campaign rallying point for the Democrats in the 2020 election. We see this in the burning cities run by them while their accomplices in the media blame Donald Trump when he does something, then blames him when he respects the wishes of the Democratic Mayors and Governors to let them (not) handle it as not doing enough.

A CNN reporter even called the recent riots in Wisconsin "mostly peaceful" as he stood in front of burning buildings.

Only a Democrat in 2020 would call acts of arson "a mostly peaceful protest".

"Baghdad Bob", Saddam's propaganda minister who claimed there were no U.S. troops in Iraq as the tanks rolled by in the background wasn't as brazen as the modern U.S. media is in denying and covering up the truth.

In South Cobb, fliers distributed this week re-enforce the anti-law-and-order, anti-Public Safety message of the progressives running the Democratic Party today:

Mijente, which means "My People", is the group behind the fliers which say "Trump Out" all over them.

But their message is one demanding an end to bail and pre-trial detention. What is to stop someone from simply not showing up for trial, or having the opportunity to threaten, beat, or kill the witnesses who would be testifying against them? The left claims to be for victims, but, as we see with Joe Biden's frequent inappropriate touching, they will look the other way when it comes to one them, while they will decry and condemn a conservative, like Brett Kavanaugh, on nothing more than a rumor or unsubstantiated accusation.

Once again, where is the condemnation of Erica Thomas in the face of a mountain of evidence?

In Georgia, Democrats used to be different. As Democratic Governor and Senator Zell Miller used to say, he didn't leave the Party, it left him.

Now Georgia Democrats model their national counterparts on the radical left. In the waning days of the 2020 legislative session, every Democrat, including every Democrat in Cobb, voted against SB 394, a bill that gave the Attorney General's Office more authority to combat human trafficking, elder exploitation, and Medicaid fraud.

In today's Democratic Party, allowing law enforcement to have more tools to go after people who buy and sell children just doesn't play to their base.

Over 100 years ago, Mark Twain quipped, "I suppose all Democrats are on sociable terms with the devil."

He may have never been so right then as he would have been in 2020!

Yours in Freedom,


Jason Shepherd

Chairman, Cobb County Republican Party

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