California Assemblyman and former GOP Conservative gubernatorial candidate, Tim Donnelly, led the charge on August 26 in Sacramento to “Free Our Marine,” while Governor Jerry Brown was hosting a luncheon honoring Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Governor Brown invited Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to the luncheon, but didn’t attend because of the continued imprisonment of United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who has been sitting in a Tijuana jail because last March he took the wrong exit leaving San Diego.
Donnelly was on Fox’s Greta Van Susteren Monday evening to summarize his letter to the governor. “Bottom line: I won’t be dining with Andrew’s capturers, but I will be outside in the streets with 500-1,000 Americans who want to see our Marine returned home.”
Donnelly explained what he called a “painful irony” because of CA Assembly Bill 109 which is “prison realignment” that basically kicks a lot of prisoners out way too early, so serious criminals are going to serve less time in California for committing real crimes than for what Andrew did which was just a mistake. He’s not a criminal. He made a mistake. He was in violation of Mexican drug laws for maybe 60 seconds if they had just let him make a U-turn. We can’t get Obama off the golf course, and Jerry Brown has said he wants to be president, so here’s a great opportunity for him to be presidential. If he doesn’t want to, maybe President Nieto of Mexico will find some mercy in his heart, expedite this process so we can get our man home, get him the treatment he needs for defending our freedom and putting his life on the line so we can live free.”
American could return to greatness if we could only have more Patriots, not politicians, running for office like Tim Donnelly.