This is Episode 163 with the founder of the Sedition Caucus PAC Joe Jacobson.
Joe Jacobson has been working in politics for more than seven years. This includes electoral work, lobbying and government experience. He has been involved with the AFL-CIO, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Senators Ron Wyden and Barbara Boxer as well Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In case you haven’t guessed yet, Joe is a Democrat. He is also the founder of the Progress Action Fund and the Sedition Caucus PAC. This political action committee was created after Joe witnessed the insurrection on the Capitol which took place on January 6, 2021. Like many of us, Joe was appalled at what he saw that day and in particular incensed by the actions of the Congressmen and Senators who challenged the certification of the electoral college.
Some have tried to make the comparison to the challenges which happened in 2000 and 2004 by Democrats. But let’s be clear, it simply isn’t. In 2000 and 2004, Democrats who challenged the certification were concerned about voter suppression and if even all the votes had been counted. Those who challenged the certification this year were trying to throw out legitimate votes which, if you ask me, may just be the most unAmerican thing a person can do. Which brings us to the 25th Congressional District’s congressman, Mike Garcia. Garcia has said in a statement he was appalled by what happened at the Capitol that day, yet even AFTER the insurrection took place-an incident inspired by the myth of election fraud by Donald Trump, Garcia STILL voted to challenge the certification process.
Congressman Garcia has since stated in a letter published by The Signal that his decision to challenge the certification was not to stop Joe Biden but to question the legalityof the voting process of two states. This is incredibly ironic as Garica has identified himself as a states’s rights person. And, had he succeeded with his challenge, it would have thrown out millions of legal votes. I can’t help but wonder if Congressman Garcia would have challenged those votes if Donald Trump had won those states.
This is why Joe Jacobson and the Sedition Caucus have taken an interest in the 25th Congressional District and Mike Garcia. Having won on a razor thin margin in a district where Joe Biden won by 10 points, Garcia is definitely vulnerable and as Jacobson puts it Garcia needs to be held accountable for his actions. Joe and I met last month to talk about the goals of the Sedition Caucus PAC and why they are targeting Garcia in particular. Needless to say, he didn’t mince any words.
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