California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson released the following statement in response to today’s annual gas tax increase, impacting every single Californian at the pump:
“Gavin Newsom and California Democrats continue to fail Californians, doing nothing to prevent the state’s sky-high gas tax from increasing yet again. Democrats could have stopped the gas tax increase but repeatedly refused Republican invitations to take bipartisan action and provide tax relief. Today, Californians are paying even more for gas because Democrats would rather protect a tax than people’s pocketbooks. Radical liberal politicians will pay a steep price at the ballot box for refusing to address the high prices their policies and excessive spending have caused.
“Democrats like Melissa Hurtado, Adam Gray, Rudy Salas, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Ken Cooley and Brian Maienschein will be held accountable by voters for their selfish and incompetent actions this November.”