An actress running for public office in southern California criticized the incumbent for spending too much tax payer money on ousting the president instead of helping the needy in his district on Nov. 25.
Independent candidate Jennifer Barbosa accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of wasting huge government resources on trying to impeach the president when there are more important issues needing to be resolved in California’s 28th District.
“Seeing the impeachment inquiry when he is wasting all of these resources we know that [former Solicitor General] Ken Starr’s impeachment cost about $70 million,” she told Fox and Friends. “That’s $70 million that could be spent on much better things in our district.”
Barbosa, who sits on the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council, was so fed up with Schiff’s lack of advocacy for local issues she decided to stand for election.
“Adam Schiff has been my congressman since 2012. He became my congressman through the redistricting process. Since he became my congressman he has not presented any legislation that’s become law,” she said.
She has made an election promise to never initiate a “doomed-to-fail” impeachment investigation.
“I promise to not commence $70 million doomed-to-fail impeachment hearings less than one year before a presidential election or three weeks before a November 21 government shutdown,” Barbosa said on Twitter. “That’s not what representatives are elected or paid to do.”
The candidate also shared a photo of a district street that was overcrowded with the belongings of homeless people. The 28th congressional district includes parts of Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, West Hollywood, Sunland, and La Crescenta.
These areas have collectively experienced a 12 percent jump in homelessness in the past year with 59,000 affected people recorded across the Los Angeles County, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than 75 percent of these homeless citizens have neither shelter nor refuge, Fox News reported.
Barbosa claimed Schiff had only “rubber-stamped” Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters’ bill to deal with homelessness.
“Her bill essentially replicates the same failed policies that [LA] Mayor [Eric] Garcetti has implemented in our city over the past few years,” the candidate said. “We know they’re not working so, what we need to do in terms of homelessness since you mentioned it, is we need to stop allocating federal funds for affordable housing, which costs $500,000-700,000 per unit and really focus on mental health services for the people who are living on the street.”