Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz has officially announced her candidacy for the Board of Supervisors. She has served on the City Council since 2008, with her record indicating a serious cause for concern.
Most notably is Diaz’s consistently radical support for illegal immigration, where she continuously opposes federal law as well as her fellow councilmembers. In 2018, Escondido became the first city in San Diego County to join the Trump Administration in opposing and challenging California’s sanctuary law. The Escondido City Council voted 4-1 in favor of joining the lawsuit against California Senate Bill 54, which sought to prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal authorities in curtailing illegal immigration. The lone dissenting vote came from Councilwoman Diaz.
In defense of her opposition to the council vote, Diaz said that “there is absolutely zero to be gained from the city’s action today other than political grandstanding.” She went on to claim that “SB 54 is about creating better relationships with law enforcement.”
Diaz’s justification could not be further from the truth, and displays her ideological radicalism and incessant dishonesty. The legislation did not assist in fostering relationships with law enforcement. It crippled local law enforcement authorities and endorsed further opposition to federal immigration law. While the rest of the Council stood firmly against the state legislature’s attempt to circumvent federal law, Diaz elected to support further state overreach.
Her views stand in direct opposition to those of her constituents, and she has shown consistent unwillingness to reasonably discuss the issues. Diaz blasted her fellow Councilmembers for “political grandstanding,” when it remains clear that she’s the one guilty of grandstanding. Moreover, she is persistent in standing with law-breaking illegal immigrants while disregarding the citizens she has been elected to represent. Her rhetoric is almost as concerning as her record, both of which demonstrate that she is ill-suited to serve on the Board of Supervisors.
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