Congressional Candidate Jim DeBello Speaks Out Against Proxy Voting
Candidate for Congress, 52nd District
While American jobs are lost to the shutdown, phantom Democratic Congressman Scott Peters (CA 52nd) continues to cash paychecks while avoiding his duty.
Our Constitution compels Congress to meet in person. For the first time ever, the House now allows ‘proxy voting,’ a measure passed by Democrats with no GOP support. This means a member can cast votes for up to ten members who choose to stay away.
When did Congress become non-essential? We need a Congress, now more than ever, representing our voice through their vote--not by proxy to someone utterly ignorant of our District. I support the Congressional No Pay for Proxy Act: if you don't show up, you don’t get paid.
Congress showed up after the Capitol was burned during the War of 1812. They met during the great pandemic of 1919, and they met after 9/11. Even the California State Legislature is now meeting.
Yet our current “Representative” has decided to stay home.
So who is now representing the 52nd District? Scott Peters has tabbed a liberal New Yorker named Kathleen Rice. Why? What possible relationship does she have with Scott Peters and, much more importantly, us?
IF hard working Americans CAN GET BACK TO WORK, SO CAN SCOTT PETERS AND CONGRESS.
I’m tired of phantom legislators who disappear after they are elected. American taxpayers have paid Scott Peters over a million dollars--not counting golden benefits--for zero bills in eight years. And now he has given YOUR vote away in Congress. We must hold him accountable.
I have run companies in six countries and am not a career politician. I’ve led innovative businesses, signed the front of paychecks, invented products used by millions of Americans and created jobs.
I haven’t shirked my responsibility. I show up. And always will.