Hollywood star Jon Voight has spoken out to demand that Joe Biden be impeached, arguing that the Democrat president “has wronged this nation’s glory.”
Voight issued a video statement where he warned that “we must stop this now.”
“My dear friends, we are all saddened by so much turmoil that has been brought upon this life we live,” Voight said.
“Can this darkness be lifted?
“Can we all share joy once again and see eye to eye?
“We have a troubled nation with much horror from these criminals that are ruining lives.
“We must stop this now. We must bring back our nation’s safety.
“Our police force must act on righteousness and guard our neighborhoods, our businesses, our children, our elderly, our veterans, and our handicapped.
“We must protect this nation and bring back safety.
“We are all feeling very unsafe. We are all angry. And let’s remember why.
“It starts with the seat of the president of the United States.
“He has wronged this nation’s glory.
“Our true gift of the land of the free.
“He must be impeached,” Voight declared.
“We can not wait another second having him dictate our path.
“Let us work together, get him out, and make this country what she stands for, greatness.
“The land of opportunity. The land of the greatest soil our forefathers fought for.
“Don’t let this President Biden tear down every inch that was sacrificed with blood, sweat, and tears for his dictation of lies.
“I urge all to see truths.
“I urge all to make a difference for our children’s future.
“Because my fellow Americans, this land is being broken down.
“But we as a nation of God’s truths, shall build her up once again, and bring her to her feet with glory.
“God bless America. Much love to you,” he said.
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— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) June 28, 2022
Voight may have been referring to the West Hollywood City Council which just voted to slash funding to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, despite soaring violent crime.
The measure passed on a vote of 3-2.
Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne voted for it as did Councilmembers Lindsey Horvath and John D’Amico.
Mayor Lauren Meister and Councilmember John Erickson voted against it.
“Prioritizing people’s safety doesn’t just mean people with badges and guns on the street,” Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath said during the meeting.
“We have to find another way to keep our residents safe in a way that is affordable.”
Meister said: “I’m not going to vote for the budget if we cut the sheriff’s funds.
“First of all, nobody has the gun problem that we have in this country.
“You can’t expect us to have a public safety team where most of the people aren’t armed in order to defend our citizens.”
“What we know now is our residents want foot patrols.
“We need to be fiscally responsible And we have all talked for two years.
“Reimagining policing means reallocating funding. You can’t just say it Without actually doing it. Period.”
Ruth Williams, a co-founder of West Hollywood who passed away earlier this month begged the council not to do it.
“We need our deputies on the street, and we need more of them,” she said.
“We need them on foot patrol.
“We need them on bikes.
“We need to bring back whoever was defunded and even add more. Crime is up.
“People are yelling for more public safety, not less.”
Shyne’s amended budget re-allocates the funds for the sheriff’s deputies to the Block by Block program, which staffs the unarmed, blue-shirted security ambassadors who provide the city with supplemental law enforcement services.
Two deputies will be removed in six months, and three more deputies will be removed six months after that, though an Entertainment Policing Team deputy will be restored.
Thirty Block by Block security ambassadors will be added to the program’s contract.
The reallocation is a victory for progressive activists, alternative policing advocates and opponents of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who have pressured WeHo’s leaders to reduce funding for the department all year long.
The movement gained steam this spring when Public Safety Commissioner Nika Soon-Shiong led her colleagues in recommending the budget reduction to City Council.
For months, residents and business owners from all over the city have expressed their deep concerns about cutting the sheriff’s budget in the midst of a crime wave and at a time of general unease.