May 4th, 2016
Immediate Release: May 4, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (661) 505-8216
Valencia, Calif. – In last week’s military authorization bill markup, Steve Knight seized the opportunity to double down on his out of touch positions.
Inexplicably, Knight reaffirmed his support of the Confederate Flag. He also voted to allow federal contractors to discriminate against the LGBT community and voted to limit their obligation to report labor and civil rights violations.
“Steve Knight’s out of touch positions are on full display in this bill. Knight doubled down on extreme positions like supporting the Confederate Flag, stripping LGBT protections, and reducing transparency of labor and civil rights violations,” said Orrin Evans. “In Congress, Bryan Caforio will stand up to extremists and fight for civil rights protections.”
Politico: CONFEDERATE FLAG AMENDMENT UNFURLED: An amendment from Smith would have barred the military from supporting military educational institutions and academies that fly the confederate flag. Smith said the proposal was aimed at the Citadel in South Carolina, which flies the Confederate flag, but requires a two-thirds approval by the state legislature to take it down. “We need something to force South Carolina to do the right thing,” Smith said.
The Thornberry amendment passed 34-28. Knight voted yes.
The Russell amendment passed 33-29. Knight voted yes.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.