Court green lights recall effort against far-left Seattle City Council member

As violent and destructive protests gripped cities in the northwestern part of the United States last year, it appeared to many that those responsible for the mayhem largely eluded accountability, but a recent court ruling offers a glimmer of hope that at least one high-profile protest organizer will face consequences for her actions.

According to the Seattle Times, the Washington state Supreme court ruled last week that a recall initiative targeting socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant may indeed move forward to the signature-collection stage and then, perhaps, an election later in the year that could see the controversial figure booted from office.

Talk of recalling Sawant kicked off last summer when Seattle resident Ernest Lou started raising funds to help facilitate the removal of the far-left activist. The recall petition produced by Lou claims that Sawant committed four specific offenses while in office, two of which related to involvement in the unrest that gripped the city over the summer.

According to Lou, Sawant allowed hundreds of protestors to enter Seattle City Hall and also “led a protest march to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s private residence,” the address of which is protected by confidentiality laws, which made the conduct a violation of city code, as the Washington Examiner noted. These charges, were, according to the state’s high court, “factually and legally sufficient for recall,” and thus the initiative will be allowed to proceed.

In light of the court’s ruling, supporters of the recall will need to gather 10,000 signatures over the course of the next 180 days. The Examiner reported that as of now, the campaign to oust Sawant has raised roughly $300,000 and spent about $100,000.

Not surprisingly, Sawant immediately expressed frustration with the court’s decision, labeling it “completely unjust,” but also explaining that she was not surprised, adding that “working people and oppressed communities cannot rely on the capitalist courts for justice any more than they can on the police,” according to the Seattle Times.

A group of Sawant’s supporters issued a separate statement on Twitter opining, “Big biz and the right wing are furious about the impact of socialist politics and social movements in Seattle & how we have inspired working people around the country. They are now trying to use the courts & their deep pockets to overturn Councilmember Sawant’s 2019 re-election,” the Examiner noted.

Countering those assertions was Henry Bridger II, Recall Sawant committee chairman, who is a self-described liberal Democrat who pushed back on the notion that right-wing dollars were funding the movement, saying: “I’m unemployed, I live in a studio apartment here in Capitol Hill. It’s not run by any right-wing anything.”

Though it remains to be seen whether the effort to recall Sawant will indeed bear fruit, it is at least heartening to see dedicated Seattle residents fight back against those who not only turned a blind eye to the physical and economic devastation wrought by lawless rioters last year, but actively facilitated it.

23 Responses

  1. this communist fool thinks that the city council can go around any constitutional rule or law ..hope the federal judge is not a communist shill.

    1. For ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THE VICE PRESIDENT< TO IGNORE OR NOT CARRY OUT A COMMAND FROM THE PRESIDENT, IS like REFUSING A DIRECT COMMAND, and a huge SLAP IN BIDENS FACE THAT SHE HAS IGNORED IT!! Not only that, but, when asked, WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO VISIT THE SOUTHERN BORDER,,,,SHE LAUGHED AND SAID,,,I HAVE NO PLANS TO VISIT THE SOUTHERN BORDER!! I THOUGHT BIDEN HAD MORE SMARTS THAN TO PUT UP WITH THAT KIND OF CRAP!! BUT THEN,,,HE HID IN HIS BASEMENT FROM ALL MEETINGS AND THE ELECTION!
      When I think back to TRUMPS REGIME, ANYTHING THAT HE REQUESTED OF VP PENCE or ANY OF HIS STAFF WAS NEVER IGNORED NOR SET ASIDE, AND IF IT WERE DONE THAT PERSON TOOK A KWIK WALK OUT THE DOOR!!

      1. you think Biden has any smarts half the time he don’t even know what he is doing.and to he is not running the show Obama is.none of them will be running it much longer ,Trump is going to be put back in and he will run the show.we have to many dimwits running the show in the Capitol but they will all be taken out as well. Thank you Jesus! amen to all that you will be doing and all that has been done

    2. Well, they need to get together on all the cities that allow rioting and defund the police dept.s making harder for them to do their job. And boot their mayors out. Get rid of the corrupt government. If they dont like it here in the United States then move we will give a fair well send off.

    3. Seattle is more than Far-Left. I mean in what other American City but Seattle can you ding a life size bronze statue of Communist Vladimir Lenin ?!!
      Oh, sorry, did I say..American City? ROTFLMAO !!!
      More like Moscow West.

  2. Just another communist born with their hand out and will die with the hand out.
    Time to get rid of these people with that ideology they have no place in politics.
    Enough is enough.
    Move to Venezuela or cube. You’d be perfect together.

  3. Liberal aka Communist all feel they know what is best for everyone except themselves. They will impose laws and other restrictions over the citizens they were elected to support and defend. None ever do that because it’s all about Power and with it you control the people and businesses. Simple Plan.

    1. Hahaha about time, I hope she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law, to bad its not a hanging offense

      1. Anyone near this India Blood Sucking Weasel, ( don’t be fooled by that innocent COMMIE Look,), Come on,, anyone near that B<<I<>>C>>>H< Should squeeze the Air out of that animal, to stop the distraction of the City.

    1. Hurrah, Down with Corruption, with communism and with incompetent so called congressmen/women who fill their pockets and wish hell on their constituents, They deserve to be punished and jailed, and better yet, kicked out of the country.

  4. Good riddance, communities all around the county need to recall these people. Yoy look towards you city leaders for progress and safety, not riots, looting, burning businesses down or killing you fellow man.
    I hope it works out. Seattle used to be so beautiful.

  5. Just do a blood test for drugs. Guaranteed to be positive because even new burns take drugs in the State of Washington.

  6. With Durkan saying she will opt to not run and this gal on the brink of being recalled, I feel like a long overdue day is on its way; the end of the Left’s tyranny in Seattle. I think, if it’s more a matter of WHEN, the Emerald City’s loaded with potential to flip Red.

  7. What the heel is wrong with this site. This site won’t let you post a commit that they don’t like just like the damn democrats do.

  8. I want to know why nay the people in her district can vote,
    the crimes she committed were not in her district they were down twin were my tax dollars go and you by my nieces house. This is pure BS. Judge make it right NOW!!! cause I want to vote against her.

  9. A perfect campaign slogan for her: Vote for me and watch your home and city burn. Are people out there really that stupid? I know some are, but??? Really???

  10. Why is it the Judge said only people in her district can vote when the crimes didn’t happen in her district and the building she “broke” into belongs to all of us and the Mayors house was in NE Seattle this was BS. We should all get to vote. Once again a crooked judge.

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