July 21st, 2016
Immediate Release: July 21, 2016
Valencia, Calif. – This evening, Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican nomination for President of the United States. On the eve of Mr. Trump’s big night, Congressman Steve Knight has still failed to disavow the hateful rhetoric and dangerous policy proposals of his party’s nominee, and it’s safe to say that his silence is louder than words. Make no mistake — Steve Knight and Donald Trump share the same divisive agenda.
Steve Knight’s silence makes him a direct accomplice to Trump’s bigotry, prejudice, and dangerous rhetoric. From women, veterans, the LGBT community, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly — Donald Trump and the Republican party leave no group unscathed, and Steve Knight is right there with them.
“Trump’s bigoted, xenophobic, sexist and hateful rhetoric became the official theme of the Republican party this evening as he formally accepted the nomination at the RNC. Unsurprisingly silent on his party’s Presidential candidate is Congressman Steve Knight — and his silence to the voters is louder than words. As President, Donald Trump would ask Republican House members like Congressman Knight to pass dangerous legislation that would affect California’s 25th directly, and to that I say, not on my watch,” said Bryan Caforio.
Closely aligned the ideologies of Mr. Trump, Steve Knight voted against the interests of women, immigrants, and working families while in the state legislature. And in Congress, he has continued his dangerous voting record, taking positions against the interests of those most vulnerable.
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.