Republican John Cox on Thursday accused “insider” members of the California GOP of “trickery” after one of his rivals campaigning in the state’s recall election announced a new endorsement.
Cox plans to hold a press conference outside the California Republican Party’s headquarters in Sacramento on Friday “to call out their dishonest dealings to rig the CA GOP endorsement vote for liberal Kevin Faulconer,” according to a Thursday press release.
“Trickery. Political scheme. Moving the goalposts,” Cox tweeted Thursday afternoon. “The insiders at the @CAGOP are now no better than the Democrats.”
Trickery. Political scheme. Moving the goalposts. The insiders at the @CAGOP are now no better than the Democrats. #CAgov (1/5)
— John Cox (@BeastJohnCox) July 22, 2021
Cox pointed to the California Republican Party’s criticisms earlier this summer of Democratic lawmakers who made adjustments to the rules surrounding the recall election timeline.
“Now the California Republican Party wishes to change their own rules to help @Kevin_Faulconer. Hypocrisy!” Cox tweeted. “With weeks until the recall, changing the party endorsement rules to favor @Kevin_Faulconer is the type of corrupt machine politics every Republican opposes.”
Faulconer, the former Republican mayor of San Diego who announced his intent to run for governor in February, said he was “proud” of the endorsement by the New Majority. The organization is supported by a political action committee that contributed more than $100,000 to Republican candidates during the 2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance records compiled by OpenSecrets.
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