The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal for the power to remove an elected sheriff from office.

The leftist board took their opposition to Sheriff Alex Villanueva to new heights Monday with a power grab he called an “illegal motion” to make themselves “judge, jury and executioner” for his office.

Since taking office in 2018, Sheriff Villanueva has stood in contrast to the soft-on-crime policies dominating California politics and the draconian measures pushed in response to the COVID pandemic.

In fact, he refused to enforce Covid mask mandates and he proudly announced he would not enforce the vaccine mandates, making him a number one target of Democrats.

So the Democrats turn their dirty machine on to force Sheriff Villanueva OUT so the LA County Supervisors asked their lawyer to draft up a resolution to give them the power to remove the sheriff.

The board voted 4-1 to approve a motion on Tuesday that calls for the acting county counsel to draft a proposed ballot measure for this November that would give the board the ability to remove the sheriff from office. The draft would need approval before qualifying for ballot placement in the fall. The measure was brought by board Chair Holly Mitchell and Supervisor Hilda Solis, per Los Angeles Magazine.

Sheriff Villanueva blasted the county supervisors in a statement:

“It appears you are making yourselves the judge, jury and executioner for the office of the sheriff, nullifying the will of the voters. This illegal motion seeks to undermine the role of the sheriff and render the office subordinate to the Board of Supervisors. On its face, your proposed ordinance language is not a proper reading of the law and will be challenged on these multiple grounds,” Sheriff Villanueva said.

More details of this report from Fox News:

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Monday directed its attorney to draft a proposed ballot measure to give the body the power to remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva following repeated clashes between both parties.

In a Monday letter to the board, Villanueva blasted the proposal, calling it “recipe for corruption.” He further said it would allow “board members to intimidate sheriffs from carrying out their official duties to investigate crime.”

The motion does not mention Villanueva by name, but states, “The current sheriff has been openly hostile to oversight and transparency and has tested the functionality of existing oversight structures by consistently resisting and obstructing these systems of checks and balances.”

On Friday, the Republican National Committee issued a statement calling the proposal “another prime example of how Democrats like to change the rules when they don’t get their way.”

“Not only is Sheriff Villanueva an elected official, he’s one of the few who has been willing to stand up to the board for reducing law enforcement funding and effectively endangering the lives of Angelenos,” according to the RNC. “… This decision from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors would attempt to bully the elected sheriff into doing what they want and would be yet another blow to a free and fair democracy, thanks to California Democrats.”

Drafts of the required paperwork to include the motion on the ballot are expected to be completed by county attorneys before July 26 at which time the board will hold an additional vote to determine if it should proceed.

Watch the video report here: Fox11/Youtube

Sources: TheGatewayPundit, Fox Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine.

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