WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENING WITH ED MEESE AND JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (RET.)
November 7, 2017
FAIRFIELD – Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III spoke Monday night before a full house at the iconic Jelly Belly Visitor Center at an event in support of Judge Steven Bailey’s campaign for California Attorney General.
With Jelly Bean artwork of President Ronald Reagan surrounding guests and dignitaries including Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Vice-Mayor of Fairfield Chuck Timm, and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker of the 16th Assembly District, Attorney General Meese told the audience that electing Judge Bailey would end the office’s recent status as “a mouthpiece for extremist causes.”
What They’re Saying
The Fairfield Daily Republic: Meese, speaking at the Jelly Belly Candy Company, said several recent state attorneys general have turned the office into “a political power base for liberals and leftist politicians.”
“We need a new attorney general,” Meese said.
Bailey will uphold the Constitution and opposes sanctuary cities, Meese said.
Bailey, a retired El Dorado County Superior Court judge, has a record of fighting to change Proposition 47 and Assembly Bill 109 that lessened penalties for property and drug crimes, Meese said.
Speaking to about 150 people gathered for the event, Bailey said politicians in Sacramento promoted the proposition and legislation as criminal reform measures that would make communities safer.
“They lied,” Bailey said.
“California is in crisis,” he said.