From our Capitol Watch blog:
Oahu Democrats on Saturday (Sept. 29) voted overwhelmingly to reject a complaint against state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz.
The complaint by Lynn Marie Sager and 11 other party members charged that Dela Cruz had violated sections of the party platform by supporting controversial legislation they said was harmful to the environment.
The senator countered that the legislation, Senate Bill 2927 — which did not pass the Hawaii Legislature this year — actually supported platform goals of job creation and economic growth.
Sager says party rules prevent her from appealing the complaint to the State Central Committee, something Sager had told Civil Beat she believed was an option.
“I was soundly defeated,” she said.