Ultimately, it is the voters who are losing the most today. We will never solve our greatest challenges that lie ahead when there is no trust or belief in the ethics and morality of our Sheriff’s department and its top official. #TeamLindsey pic.twitter.com/1jcmzekSjm
— Lindsey P Horvath (@LindseyPHorvath) September 15, 2022
Lindsey Horvath took to social media late Monday to attack Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his department for raiding the offices of her ally and friend County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as part of a felony bribery investigation.
She dismisses the allegations as political retaliation and accuses Villanueva of having no trust or belief in ethics.
“The unprecedented move this morning at 7:00AM by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to execute a search warrant at Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s home is deeply disturbing. Given the Sheriff’s politically motivated tactics and rhetoric over the last few years towards local officials and leaders, it is hard to take this situation with the seriousness that it deserves. I have a deep fear that locally we are seeing exactly what we saw nationally under the Trump Administration: politically motivated actions and attacks towards critics and dissenters of the Sheriff.
Here is what we do know: Supervisor Kuehl has called on Sheriff Villanueva to resign and is supporting a ballot initiative to allow the Board of Supervisors to remove the Sheriff with a supermajority vote. After these actions and others to hold him accountable, the Sheriff intensified his behavior towards Supervisor Kuehl and others who called for the same.
While investigations deserve to go through non-political processes to find the facts, Villanueva’s actions today have put yet another dark cloud over his department, and this very action calls into question the integrity and morality of the entire department under Sheriff Villanueva’ s leadership.
Ultimately, it is the voters who are losing the most today. We will never solve our greatest challenges that lie ahead if there is no trust or belief in the ethics and morality of our Sheriff’s department and its top official.”
Many of the replies on her posts questioned her logic.
Jennifer Oliver O’Connell@asthegirlturns
“So, instead of condemning @SheilaKuehl for being a morally bereft corruptocrat, she is trying to say @LACoSheriff is unethical and corrupt? Yeah, the voters are losing, @LindseyPHorvath, because they are stuck with voting for you, Kuehl 2.0, or the equally spineless Hertzberg.”
Thurston Howell 3rd@Mrhowell3rd
“Replying to @LindseyPHorvathThe problem isn’t the sheriff. The problem is corrupt people who get into local politics and go on a power trip. Use their position to line their pockets by abusing the citizens. Sheila Kuehl used her office to act like a mob boss, reap what she sowed.”
@lindseyphorvath “Given the absolutely abhorrent condition of the city and the historical and current corruption that is rampant within LA’s political factions, if the warrant was valid, approved by a member of State Judiciary, then it should be carried out. Not sure why you felt the need to make a statement on this occurrence. “