The liberal mayor of Boise, Idaho is facing a recall effort after imposing a left-wing agenda on the capital city in the very “red” state of Idaho.
OneNewsNow reported in a June story that Boise residents overwhelmingly elected then-city council member Lauren McClean, a Democrat, to lead the city of 230,000 as mayor.
She won office late last year with a whopping 65 percent of the vote only to witness city residents organize a recall effort via website change.org to give her the boot.
Since winning office, Mayor McClean immediately angered citizens by praising a far-left report produced by a citizen’s group that urged the mayor to close juvenile detention centers, provide free Internet service, andprovide free sex-ed lessons and contraception in public schools.
The issue of illegal immigration --- referred to simply as “immigration” in the report --- is featured repeatedly. The group wants an Office of Immigrant Affairs, which would provide free legal counsel for illegals who are subjected to deportation. The commission also wants the City Attorney to consider the “immigration consequences” of prosecuting illegal aliens in the city’s criminal court system, with quarterly training on the issue.
The group Do Better Boise states it created the recall petition after Mayor McClean’s “social engineering” efforts caught the public by surprise, “and it is time for her to be removed.”
The petition also predicts allowing the Mayor to remain in office will eventually turn Boise into Portland and San Francisco.
“If you are a thinking person living in Boise, Idaho, and you look at what's going on in Portland with violence and pillaging, and you look at what's going on in Seattle defunding the police, then nobody wants that future," says Bryan Fischer, a former Idaho resident who ran Idaho Values Alliance.
Recall organizers hope to collect the more than 26,000 signatures to force a recall election in November.