Democrat state Senator Cyrus Habib announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor last week. Wasting no time, Habib touted the early endorsements of “a number of elected officials from across the state, including State Senators David Frockt and Pramila Jayapal, State Representatives Jessyn Farrell, Marcus Riccelli, Cindy Ryu and Brady Walkinshaw, and many more.” All, of course, are his far-left colleagues in the state Legislature.
In an email to supporters, Habib states that what the people of Washington State need in their next Lieutenant Governor is “someone who will work tirelessly and embrace innovation so that the Legislature can finish its work on time, pass budgets that meet our constitutional and moral obligations, and function in a less partisan fashion.” If that is what the people of our state need, then Habib is not the candidate to bring that about.
Indeed, it is laughable that someone who was once a board member of Fuse Washington—an ultra-liberal attack machine funded by the far-left millionaires and billionaires at the Washington Progress Alliance—would be running as a nonpartisan. Fuse has been behind several absurd attacks against Republicans. Recently, the far-left attack organization created a page on its website for the ridiculous and false purpose of casting blame on state Senator Andy Hill for the state Supreme Court’s McCleary-driven $100,000 per day fine on the state.
The far-left group is notorious for its ridiculous lines of attack as a part of its mission of disparaging Republicans and promoting an extreme leftist agenda. From blatantly lying about Republican candidates for office to engaging in bizarre publicity stunts, Fuse has done it all in the service of the mega-donors who hide behind the Progress Alliance name. This is, after all, the organization that once told its liberal activists to avoid the facts and tell more stories. And, as previously stated, it is the organization that once boasted Habib as a board member.
It is still more laughable that said candidate would also claim to be someone who would work to ensure that the state Legislature finish on-time—especially given he worked against that happening during the last legislative session. Habib proved he is in the pocket of the Washington Education Association (WEA) when he became one of seven Democrats in the state Senate who attempted to blow up the budget deal at the last minute. Habib’s inexcusable behavior was a clear attempt to please union bosses at the WEA with no consideration given to the people of our state.
Habib, simply put, is a far-left politician who is beholden to special interests. He would not conduct himself as a non-partisan leader—his past more than proves it.