Sacramento, Calif.- by Robert J Hansen
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announced he is running for California’s newly drawn 3rd Congressional District today, according to a press statement.
“Crime and lawlessness are growing. Nothing is being done to secure the border and stop illegal immigration,” Jones said in the statement. “That is why this election is all about who has the leadership and experience to make a difference, and who will restore law and order in America. I am the law and order candidate. I’ll stand up against the ‘woke’ liberals like Nancy Pelosi. I have and will stand up against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement to help make our communities safe again. I have and will stand up to demand we secure our border.”
Jones recently was called out by the Northern American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) illegally. A lawyer for the Northern ACLU said it has evidence showing several examples of how the Sheriff cooperates with ICE to illegally deport individuals as recently as 2020.
California changed the law in 2017 passed SB 54 which prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from using money or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes or conduct in connection with immigration enforcement by law enforcement agencies.
Jones, who is running as a Republican, unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 against Rep. Ami Bera.
"We are at a pivotal moment in America's history. Our people have an infinite amount of patriotism, passion, ingenuity and drive. Unfortunately, the failed policies and politics of liberal Washington politicians are dividing us, making us less safe, and stifling opportunity,” Jones said.
Jones immediately faced criticism via Twitter after the announcement.
“If history is any guide, you’re gonna make a lot of promises, get federal dollars to fulfill those promises (in this case, you hope, in the form of a Congressman’s salary), and then not keep those promises,” Alex Leupp said via Twitter.
Neil Pope said literally no one is interested on Twitter.
California’s 3rd Congressional District includes the Counties of Placer, Nevada, Mono, Sierra, Inyo, Plumas and Alpine and portions of Sacramento, El Dorado and Yuba Counties.
California's 3rd Congressional District is an open seat and Republicans hold a 7-point registration advantage according to Jones.