A local news station “obtained copies of a message left by” Rep. Darrell Issa (R) “asking the City of Vista to take action against the demonstrators” that regularly gather outside his office.
“They’re sitting on sidewalks and they’re clearly violating their permit. Whether it’s George Soros or the ACLU or the various groups that help them organize they haven’t trained them how to do compliant protest. Would you please come and enforce?” the congressman said according to a message obtained through a public records request.
“Cell phone video shows deputies did show up and spoke with Issa. The city says neither deputies nor code enforcement took any action because there were no violations. … Issa’s office says they are not complaining about the protesters and are concerned for the safety of tenants and protesters.” (CBS8)
Issa is a top Democratic target and had the closest House race last year. His 2016 challenger Doug Applegate (D) is running again, as is environmental attorney Mike Levin (D).