Republican snubs Mexican prez for holding U.S. Marine

Skips governor’s honorary luncheon to join protest outside mansion.

Instead of accepting an invitation from California Gov. Jerry Brown to attend a luncheon honoring the president of Mexico at the governor’s mansion, a Republican state assemblyman will lead a protest at the official residence during the event in support of a U.S. Marine held captive south of the border.

Brown, a Democrat, will hold the luncheon honoring Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Aug. 26.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was invited to the event, but he delivered a scathing response to Brown on Monday regarding the continued imprisonment of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, which he exclusively shared with WND.

Tahmooressi, who served two combat tours of duty in Afghanistan, has been in jail since March after driving near the Mexican border and getting caught in a traffic lane that prevented him from making a U-turn back to the U.S.

He was jailed in Mexico because he was carrying his personal weapons, which although legal in the U.S., are illegal in Mexico.


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