Threats, Violent Rhetoric Hurled At Lawmaker Who Blocked Single-Payer Plan
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon blamed proponents of SB 562 for hyping up legitimate anxieties over what is happening at the federal level while pushing a proposal in California that is lacking basic details.
CA Lawmaker Death Threats For Blocking Universal Health Care
Anger over Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to shelve universal health care legislation in California has boiled into aggressive protests and even violent rhetoric against the Democratic leader. Rendon said Wednesday that he and his family have experienced “distressing” death threats since announcing late last Friday that the “woefully incomplete” Senate Bill 562 would not move forward this year. (Koseff, 6/28)