Op Ed: The GOP Has No Place For Convicted Felons Who Admit Guilt Like Omar Navarro (VIDEO)

We have reached a time in politics where it’s extremely important to be transparent and open with our candidates. As Republicans, we expect to hold Democrats accountable for their criminal activity in the past. We must also hold ourselves accountable the people that claim to represent us and distance ourselves from them.

Candidates who are criminals do not represent conservative values especially when they are not pro family values.

In February of 2016, Navarro was convicted for attaching an illegal tracking surveillance device to his wife’s car. He was ordered to take anger management classes and was set to be on probation until March of 2018, however, in April of 2017. Navarro was found guilty only two weeks before the 2016 election. This led ultimately to Maxine Waters being re-elected. He ultimately admitted that he did wrong.

In 2017, Omar Navarro was involved in an incident where multiple children were pepper-sprayed at a pro Sanctuary City Event. I am the first to say that sanctuary cities are not right for this country but that doesn’t mean that we should attack children with pepper spray. After denying his participation in this event Omar Navarro later admitted that he did participate.

Here is video from the event:

Reporters and a person running for Congress walking to their car after leaving Cudahy city council. This is why we have to be mindful of where we are and have to always be cautious. Good job leaving early Robin Hvidston

Posted by Gary Gileno on Monday, June 12, 2017

Shortly after being caught, Navarro lied to the city council and said he was not part of this event. When they began the process to remove him he admitted that he was in fact present. Instead of being removed he decided to resign in disgrace.

On August 1st, 2019 a second restraining order was issued against Navarro. The first one being his ex-wife and this one by his ex-girlfriend. In the ruling, the judge cited Navarro’s “harassing and stalking” behavior towards his ex-girlfriend.

According to Wikipedia, on December 7, 2019, Navarro was attempting to meet up with his ex-girlfriend and charged with stalking, criminal threats, and attempted extortion (all felonies) and violating a restraining order (a misdemeanor).

On December 12, 2019, Navarro was remanded into custody on a further seven charges by San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos for being a threat to public safety, and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

After being charged on a total of 11 counts, eight of which were felonies, on June 25, 2020 Navarro reached a plea agreement and plead guilty to one felony and was thus released after serving six months in San Francisco County Jail 5 in San Bruno, California.