Councilwoman Kshama Sawant of Seattle is in the fight for her political life. Residents of the city are fed up with the way she worked with antifa as they set about destroying the city. She marched with them. And gave them her key to city hall allowing them to take over the building. She even led a march on the home of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
She has virtually no allies as her actions have been intolerable even to the progressives on the city council. The mayor is none too pleased either. She is in a bitter fight that could see her losing her seat on the city council.
On Thursday, Seattle resident Ernest Lou made his case against Sawant, citing 4 causes of actions. Lou accuses her of abusing her office. Specifically he pointed out Sawant letting protesters take over city hall and the demonstration in front of Jenny Durkan’s house where the protesters frightened Durkan’s children.
Sawant has appealed to the Washington state Supreme Court, trying to get the recall tossed out. According to Seattle P-I, attorney Dmitri Iglitzin:
“You can’t convert political disagreement into a recall.”
She broke the law and that hardly qualifies as a political disagreement. But, remember when Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats said that they could impeach Trump because of his policies? Five will get you ten they will be walking that back in order to protect a fellow communist.
Sawant won a partial victory in September when King County Superior Judge Jim Rogers rejected some of the charges against her. However, Rogers kept four charges, saying that “the petitioner has shown actual knowledge of facts indicating that the councilmember intended to commit an unlawful act.”
She’s also encountered criticism from Durkan, who faced a recall that was rejected by the state’s Supreme Court in October.
“All of us have joined hundreds of demonstrations across the City, but Councilmember Sawant and her followers chose to do so with reckless disregard of the safety of my family and children,” Durkan said in a letter to the city council president this summer. “In addition, during or after Councilmember Sawant’s speech at that rally, her followers vandalized my home by spray-painting obscenities.”
It’s going to be a long drawn out process but one that would benefit the city of Seattle. Not that they deserve it. Both Durkan and Gov Jay Inslee have been bad for the city and bad for the state.