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April 17, 2009

Republican calls on Schwarzenegger to resign

From the LA Times:

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) said today that California’s GOP standard-bearer, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, should step down for his “failure to respond to the ongoing California water crisis.”

Nunes, a Central Valley Republican, sent out his statement on the day Schwarzenegger appeared at the San Luis Reservoir for the last stop of a march organized by the Latino Water Coalition. The governor this week also held a news conference with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for the announcement of millions in federal funding for California’s water infrastructure as the state heads into a fourth year of drought.

Though the governor has repeatedly called for action on a variety of measures to deal with the problem, Nunes said the governor’s similar remarks at the water march were “lip service.” He said Schwarzenegger should quit because of the lack of progress, and also faulted the governor for “ducking” the issue of pumps to get water out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.