A Registered Sex Offender is Running as a Republican for Governor of California

glenn-champWhen it comes to political primaries, there’s usually no shortage of ridiculous human beings who throw their hat into the ring in hopes of securing the candidacy for any number of political parties.

That being said, it’s not every day you get a registered sex offender running for governor of the most populated state in the United States – California.  But you can now.

Glenn Champ is one of four candidates the GOP has running to be the party’s candidate for Governor of California – and he’s a registered sex offender.  In 1993, he was convicted on two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and as a result was placed on the state’s sex-offender registry.  He claims that he was caught trying to pick up underaged prostitutes.

But this man’s criminal history doesn’t stop there.

Not only has he been caught trying to solicit prostitutes (some of them apparently underaged), but in 1998 he received a 12-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter when he hit a man with his vehicle.

Yet he has the nerve to call current politicians criminals for, you guessed it, “unconstitutional” infringements on gun rights.  Ironic considering, as a felon, it would be illegal for him to own a gun.

Though Champ has said following his prison sentence for manslaughter he has since “found God” and admits to past mistakes.

And while I’m someone who believes in forgiveness, and he might have straightened up his life since his criminal past, I think he might need a psychological evaluation if he really believes that with his past he stands any chance at becoming Governor of California.

I always can’t help but wonder what goes on in the minds of these people or who it is that surrounds them, telling them they should run for public office.  As if someone who’s been found guilty of trying to pay for sex from underaged prostitutes and for manslaughter, stands any chance at holding public office.

Though I doubt Glenn Champ stands any chance at all of actually winning the GOP nomination, it’s still quite ironic that the party for “moral values” has a man running under their banner who’s not only a registered sex offender – but has actually killed another person.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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