During the July 29, 2019 City Council meeting, Councilmember Ruth Luevanos lied from the dais, claiming that there had been an ICE raid there just days before. Her false claim caused unnecessary fear and alarm in the immigrant community and was completely inappropriate and a violation of the Code of Ethics.Read more
Ruth Luevanos, a city councilwoman for my hometown of Simi Valley, posted a video on July 13 of this year that has stirred up a lot of controversies. I wrote about it at RedState, but have some more personal thoughts that I wanted to share here. I’ve transcribed her video, and my comments/responses are interspersed.Read more
On July 13, one day before rumored ICE “raids” were to take place, Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos posted a video on her Facebook page advising the targets (who are people who have active orders of removal after a deportation hearing) to not comply with ICE. Since Sen. Kamala Harris, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all posted similar warnings (scripted in the same Dem comms shop, no doubt), she likely thought she was just keeping up with the cool kids.
But there was something very different about her video.