By Greg Aprahamian
On Saturday April 27, 2019 Rep. Katie Hill held a town hall in Santa Clarita CA.
The town hall was billed as an event to highlight Rep. Katie Hill’s first one hundred days in office and a presentation by Scott Fay from End Citizens United, about HR1 (A bill that would amongst other things Open up voting rights to felons, cripple state voter I.D. laws, seize control of states ability to regulate voter registration, require same day voter registration and automatic registration, and transfer the right of states to draw Congressional districts ). As well as Rep. Mike Thompson (D) from San Francisco discussing current gun control legislation H.R. 8.
Rep. Katie Hill had It planned as a venue for a thoughtful and supportive public to quietly listen to her statements, then listen to her guests discuss the importance of Democrat legislation that spreads more California style chaos in our elections nationally and puts more limits on our first and second amendments. Then capping off the presentation with ten or so pre selected written questions from the public.
Also in attendance was a dedicated and vocal opposition, and Katie Hill and her supporters were shocked.
Rep. Katie Hill and her supporters, had to come face to face with the actual public in the district which is not nearly as segregated and much more diverse in viewpoint than Katie Hill would normally experience in a sheltered liberal enclave.
The loud and dedicated anti open borders opposition heckled, and challenged Rep. Katie Hill and the Rep. from San Francisco, and one could tell it was very unsettling, and a new experience for Katie Hill and the San Francisco Congressman and some of their supporters.
After the session of pre selected questions were discussed, members from the opposition disrupted and forced Katie Hill to answer a few of their own unfiltered questions, Including questions pertaining to voter integrity problems in California and challenging her on her statements on global warming.
Katie Hill at times was frustrated, confused and upset at the challenge, and one could tell the loss of control of the town hall was unsettling.
Katie Hill wanted this town hall to be a type of pep rally for Democrats, to strut their power and control and show the media and the public what a highly respected and in control leader of the district Katie Hill is. In fact the town hall exposed the opposite, The town hall showed that Rep. Katie Hill actually has trouble interacting and mingling openly in her own district. And that liberal Democrats are not comfortable interacting with non party members in CA25.
Michael Bloomberg might have generously donated five million dollars to help Katie get elected, and outside liberal political groups flush with money are efficient and organized in sending her big dollar donations, Katie Hill’s Facebook page is filled with supportive comments from every state in the union, and Democrat activists from all over California flooded in before the election to campaign for her, but at this town hall, without the out of district supporters, respect and admiration was not as abundant as Katie and her supporters had hoped to display.
Perhaps ballot harvesting and illegal aliens being registered to vote at the DMV puts CA25 in an awkward new dichotomy were Congressional Reps. no longer reflect their own districts?
I think it is fair to say that this town hall was a new experience for Rep. Katie Hill and her supporters.
All I can say is welcome to the community Katie Hill, Democrats say they love diversity, but the reality is they only love the kind of diversity that agrees with them 100%. CA progressives wrote the book on activism, but the minute they get a tiny taste of it, watch them condemn it. Does Katie Hill and her supporters understand the meaning of hypocrisy?
Millions of Illegal out of district foreign nationals (illegal aliens) annually flood through our southern borders and Katie Hill and her colleges rush to offer them permanent residency and voting rights, but watch how quickly Katie Hill, her Democrat colleges and the local media quickly condemn a handful of out of district visitors at a Katie Hill town hall. Do they understand the meaning of hypocrisy?
Several local media reports highlighted the opposition in the town hall. Katie Hill and the media tried to spin the loss of control being caused by a 8-10 out of district disruptors. Katie Hill called the people heckling and challenging her “Trolls”.
This was Katie Hill’s, Hillary Clinton moment where Clinton called half the nation “Deplorable”.
What Katie Hill and the local drive by media (Like the Santa Clarita Signal and KHTS), either don’t know or won’t say is , The majority of town hall attendees that heckled and challenged Rep. Hill were actual Constituents. I personally know, and sat with and invited many the people that heckled and challenged Katie Hill and there were only four people present that were not actual constituents. The rest were all Constituents.
I also observed the town hall audience, and a portion of the audience outside and unconnected to our group would not clap and would not stand and cheer Katie Hill like the Democrat activists would. I don’t know who they are, or why they were there, but I noticed that they would sit quietly when Katie’s supporters stood and cheered and clapped and this was a third element that was present and was not mentioned by the local drive by media.
When some issue or event gets on our radar and our activists decide to show up, we make the news, Sometimes it is not even news unless we show up, and by being on this email list you are in the know, and are privy to the inside information and the interworking of what really happened,
The local media is usually the last to know and often will not say what really happened.
Below is an short video documenting a member of our group forcing Rep. Katie Hill to respond to an unfiltered question. The last video is the Katie Hill’s statement, that she made after the town hall, where she calls her opposition at the town hall:“Trolls”.
Greg Aprahamian is a Santa Clarita activist.