Senate Republicans deliver victories for Californians, democracy

Hours after Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones and other members of the Senate Republican Caucus formally called for Governor (Gavin) Newsom and Democrat leadership to withdraw their soft-on-crime ballot measure, Newsom scrapped this last-minute election interference plot.

Senator Brian W. Jones.

“The people win! After mounting opposition and brutal media hits, Gavin Newsom finally dropped his soft-on-crime ballot measure that would have undermined our democracy,” said Jones. “For once, Californians benefitted from having a governor who cares more about national politics than his job in Sacramento. Thank you, Californians for helping hold our government accountable and making your voices heard. This is a win for democracy and a win for the people. We are fixing California.”

Senator Roger Niello.

“At the heart of it all is the will of the people and democracy,” said Senator Roger Niello. “The democratic leadership’s attempt to confuse the public fell short. People are fed up with a government that constantly shields criminals. It is crucial that we address California’s public safety crisis by holding criminals accountable and making our communities safer.”

Senate Republicans scored the following victories for Californians

  • Advocated for a bipartisan Public Safety Package to curb retail theft, illegal fentanyl sales, and other crimes plaguing California.
  • Successfully pressuredDemocrats to remove‘poison pill’ amendments from the Safer California bill package, which would have nullified the Safer California bills had the citizen-led ballot initiative, the Homelessness, Drug Addiction & Retail Theft Act, passed in November.
  • Successfully exposed the false narrativeof Newsom and Democrat leadership with their phony crime measure, Senate Bill 1381.
  • Successfully pressured Democrats to withdraw their soft-on-crime measure from consideration for the November ballot. This is a major win for democracy and Californians as Governor Newsom and Democrat leadership attempted, and failed, to play politics with public safety.

About Senator Brian W. Jones
Senator Brian W. Jones represents the 40th Senate District which includes the Cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, San Diego city communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley and University City, along with the San Diego County unincorporated communities of 4S Ranch, Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Rainbow, Ramona, and Valley Center.

About Senator Roger Niello
Elected in 2022, Senator Roger Niello represents California Senate District 6, which covers portions of Placer and Sacramento Counties and all of Sutter and Yuba counties.