After a judge ruled on Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence to bring several charges against her, the Socialist City Council member Karama Sovater is facing a potential recall from Seattle residents.
King County Judge Jim Rogers upheld four of the six charges filed by petitioner Ernest Lou, saying that he ordered Lou to admit that the other two were “inadequate in law”.
The allegations include Sawant, a controversial figure in the ongoing protests, encouraging protesters to occupy the eastern part of the city and helping to establish the notorious Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP) district.
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The remaining four allegations are related to the way Thornter allegedly abused her office. Lou specifically pointed out that Sawant let protesters into the city hall during the night protest and spoke at another demonstration in front of the mayor̵
Rogers said: “The petitioner has shown his actual knowledge of the facts, which shows that the congressman intends to commit illegal acts.” Lou submitted the petition at the end of August.
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According to the Seattle Times, Thornter’s lawyers called the petition a “political creed” against female congressmen.
Attorney Dmitri Iglitzin said: “We hold elections in this state and this city, and these elections are the decisions that determine who holds the position.” “On the surface, from any fairness From the angle of view, this is all aimed at the political color of Senator Sunward.”
Lou’s lawyer, John McKay, insisted that officials like Sawant should be “responsible for breaking the law.”