Tina and Hillary cover the story of former California State Senator Leland Yee and President James Garfield.
In 2014, California State Senator LeLand Yee was celebrated for his leadership, gun control advocacy, support of first amendment rights, and more. But, an FBI raid on Yee’s office highlighted a level of hypocrisy that shook the civic foundation of the state, landing a ten on the Richter Scale of California’s history.
In 1881, newly elected President James Garfield fought against political corruption throughout his career, but when a member of the Stalwarts seeks revenge for a perceived slight, the course of history is changed forever.
“A tale of two Yee’s: Norman Yee may have unwittingly benefited from Leland Yee”--Rachel Swan
“Calif. state Sen. Yee had role in case against Ed Jew”--Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
“How the Media Protected Leland Yee”--Randy Shaw
“Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him”--Tribune Content Agency
LeLand Yee Criminal Complaint
San Francisco Examiner
“DA, FBI announce formation of political corruption task force”--Jonah Owen Lamb
“Not a single Leland Yee gun-control bill was signed into law”--John Hrabe
California State Senate
“Senator Yee Knew Conspiracy Would Send Money To Islamic Militants And Arms To North Africa”--Gregory S. McNeal
CBS SF Bay Area
“Man Who Threatened To Kill State Sen. Leland Yee Faces 10 Year Sentence”--CBS News Service
KQED California Public Radio
“Prop. 50: Should Legislature Be Able to Suspend Lawmakers Without Pay?”--Ben Adler
“Leland Yee investigation: 8 shocking details from the affidavit”--Sharon McNary
Shrimp Boy--Jen Siska via LA Times
Leland Yee Headshot--photo by Nancy Wong
NBC Bay Area
Leland Yee--Screenshot via NBC Bay Area News
"James A. Garfield"
"How the Assassination of James A. Garfield Haunts VA Reform"--Norm Ornstein
"8 Things You Might Not Know About James A. Garfield"--by Jake Rossen
"James A. Garfield: President of United States"
Garfield Election Poster via Library of Congress
Presidential Portrait via Library of Congress
Guiteau via Jacek Halicki via Wikimedia Commons
Garfield and Wife via Western Reserve Historical Society