“Oh Kristin….oh Chad!”
Incensed that Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes supported a Democratic plan to renew a key climate change policy, California conservative activists are calling for his resignation and raising allegations of an affair with his predecessor.
“He is a terrible leader, and he does not represent Republican values and principles,” said Joseph Turner, who published a post about Mayes on his website, American Children First, over the weekend. “I think he should do the honorable thing and resign.”
The post included a letter that the estranged husband of former Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, sent to the Assembly in April, seeking an investigation into whether any state resources were used to conceal a relationship between Olsen and Mayes. The matter was referred to the Assembly ethics committee.
Rod Olsen subsequently retracted his request. But it surfaced Sunday on Turner’s blog, a day before Mayes and six of his Assembly Republican colleagues joined Democrats to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030.
Through a spokesman, Mayes, of Yucca Valley, declined to comment on the allegations. Olsen said, in a text message, “It’s a private matter, and I need to respect my family’s privacy.”
Interestingly neither Mayes or Olsen denied the allegations.
Source: The Sacramento Bee