Republican Rep. Trey Radel purchased $250 worth of cocaine from an undercover federal law enforcement officer.
On the other hand, a search on CNN for Democratic State Senator Leland Yee, gun control advocate and alleged arms trafficker wannabe, illustrates that $250. worth of cocaine is far more newsworthy than international weapons schemes with mobsters.
At the same time Leland Yee was bashing the National Rifle Association and pushing “one of the toughest pieces of gun control legislation in the country,” the Democratic State Senator was simultaneously scheming “to arrange a multimillion-dollar illegal weapons deal through the Philippines for an undercover operative claiming to be a New Jersey mobster.”
Sad when @NRA‘s only response is a combative press conf calling for more guns. Lack reality & any willingness to address gun proliferation.
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) December 21, 2012
— Leland Yee (@LelandYee) August 3, 2012
The mainstream media has largely ignored the overt and criminal hypocrisy of Senator Leland Yee, whose demands for money in exchange for political favors epitomize government corruption on a breathtaking scale.
@TheINDYpundit It’s in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never. You see another conspiracy?
— CNN.com Writers (@CNNWriters) March 28, 2014
Leland Yee is one of three Democratic state senators in California who are suspended with pay. Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon (for taking bribes) and Rod Wright (for voter fraud) are also collecting their taxpayer funded salaries while awaiting closure on their respective criminal cases.
CNN has not reported on Calderon or Wright, either.
Evidently, they belong to the wrong political party.