The National Rifle Association, an extremist organization, has given Rohrabacher an A rating. Rohrabacher has voted to weaken background checks and prevent states from regulating out-of- state owners with concealed guns.
The League of Conservation Voters found that 95% of his votes are anti-environment. Although scientists are certain that global warming is caused by CO2, Rohrabacher made it clear on his web page that “I do not believe that CO2 is a cause of global warming.
Rohrabacher favors privatizing Social Security.
He has repeatedly supported cutting taxes on the rich, including repealing the inheritance tax, which is paid only by the extremely rich.
He has repeated voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act – taking away coverage from 23 million Americans.
He has an extensive record of opposing civil rights legislation. He is opposed to same sex marriage and he is opposed to allowing women to choose whether or not to continue with a pregnancy. Rohrabacher has reputation of being extremely anti-immigration. He has actively opposed the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He is opposed allowing DREAMERS, who were brought to the US by their parents, to legalize their status. Rohrabacher has a close relationship with Chuck Taylor, a notorious white supremacist and holocaust denying provocateur. Rohrabacher was recently photographed with Taylor while he was making a white nationalist hand gesture.
Rohrabacher is well known as “Crazy Dana” and “Putin’s best friend on Capital Hill.” He has repeatedly voted to oppose sanctions on the Putin’s regime. He has an exceptional record of support for Putin.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, was recorded saying that he thought Rohrabacher was paid off by Putin, in tape leaked to the media. In 2012, the FBI warned Rohrabacher that he was being targeted for recruitment by Russia.
Rohrabacher has close ties to Paul Manafort, Trump’s indicted campaign chair. Rohrabacher met with Manafort in 2013 concerning the pro-Russian Ukraine Party of Regions, who Manafort secretly represented as a foreign agent. After the meeting, Rohrabacher accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Manafort and other foreign agents. These contributions came from illegally laundered money paid over to Manafort by the Ukraine Party of Regions.
The LA Times reports that Cook political analyst David Wasserman called the seat one of the Democrats’ best pick-up opportunities in California. Wasserman said Rohrabacher may have had a long career, but “his recent sympathetic comments towards Russia and strange interactions with Julian Assange and internet conspiracy theorist Chuck Johnson could amount to self-sabotage in a district President Trump narrowly lost.”
J. Whitfield Larrabee, the executive director of the Resistance Committee Action Fund, has filed complaints against Rohrabacher with the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Federal Elections Commission and the Department of Justice, based on his criminal violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
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