Sent By Concerned Citizens of Ventura County
The June 5th primary for California Congressional District, which covers the southern central coast and most of Ventura County, has heated up with many citizens disgusted and outraged by the amount of scandals and corruption run rampant. One candidate, Jeffrey D. Burum, a scandal-free: USAF Academy graduate, Retired USAF Major, Cold War/Gulf War Veteran, business owner, and retired CPA (CO) (on right), has stood up, demanding vetting and transparency of all candidates. We agree!
Antonio Sabato Jr.
Antonio Sabato Jr. bust onto the scene when the actor/model spoke on behalf of President Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. His rise to the scene occurred so fast that the basic questions and normal vetting process may not have even taken place. What may have been missed?
First reported Dec. 5th, 2017, by the Citizens Journal in an article entitled “CA District 26 Congressional Candidate’s Movie Career More Controversial Than Thought,” (http://citizensjournal.us/ca-district-26-congressional-candidates-m...), Mr. Sabato Jr. stated, “…I have never done porn…He defined it as full frontal nudity…” We have found this statement to be false.
In an article reported by the Citizens Journal, Elton Gallegly, the longest serving former Congressman from the district, stated, “He had written off Mr. Sabato Jr. for lying to him in their first meeting” regarding endorsements. (http://citizensjournal.us/ca-district-26-congressional-candidates-m...) Mr. Osborn, President of the Ventura County GOP Central Committee also corrected Mr. Sabato Jr. for false representation of endorsements on January 24th, 2018. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDOW4GTokZk)
An article published on Aug. 24th, 2017 by NewsHounds stated,
“Now, Sabáto can add ‘addiction expert’ to his resumé. But his only qualifications seem to be personal experience as an addict.”
The article cited a May Salon report stating,
“Documents obtained by TMZ show that not only is Marie — who filed for divorce from the 45-year-old actor and model — seeking total physical custody of the couple’s 6-year-old son Antonio Kalan, but claims that Sabato is currently abusing prescription benzodiazepines.
Sabato, who is running for California’s 26th Congressional District seat as a Republican, has admitted to struggling with and overcoming dependence on drugs — including crystal meth — in the past.”
The article also cited FoxNews.com calls, “Addiction in America: Antonio Sabato Jr.’s solution” from August 23, 2017 Fox and Friends, quoting Sabato Jr.,
“I fell into the cracks. I started from talking to my doctor about getting some help to sleep on planes, then I started taking pills to sleep at night. I was very unhappy in my relationship, in my marriage at the time so I was trying to cope with that by going to sleep and forgetting about my problems. And all of a sudden, I was deep into addiction and after a year of being on this medication, I decided it was time to put myself into treatment.” (http://video.foxnews.com/v/5549233904001/?playlist_id=930909787001#...)
A recent twitter post:
Mr. Sabato Jr. worked as a stripper for Chippendales in 2016 (May 5th - June 5th) prior to speaking at the Republican National Convention in July 2016. (people.com/tv/chippendales-antonio-sabato-jr-joins-las-vegas-revue/)
Fandango states Mr. Sabato Jr. dropped out of Beverly Hills High at the age of 16. (https://www.fandango.com/people/antonio-sabato-jr-586850/biography)
Mr. Sabato Jr. was the Spokesman of the Russian/Ukrainian Mail-Order Bride Scam in 2013.
Lena, a former Ukranian citizen wrote:
“"Lena October 18, 2016
I randomly opened this page and just wanted to shed some light for you, gentlemen. Of course this website is a total scam. I am Ukrainian myself but now live abroad. Few of my friends back in Ukraine used to (and some are still) working as a so called “translators” for these websites. Anastasia is one of them. I can imagine that maybe 3% of those women on the website are actually looking for some men abroad. But the rest of them just get paid for their profiles to be created, their pictures taken and occasional chat on cam (for which they are paid per minutes I believe). Quite often it’s the guys that actually chat with men and write emails. There are shifts for a full-time staff (majority of them are students) that sit at the office and chat with men off the cam or write emails. The girls are invited to come and talk on cam time after time “to keep the interest” and make some cash on it.
Quite often girls that let their photos be published don’t even have an idea who is writing to them or why and they just let “translators” do the correspondence for them and get their salaries. Many of them have families or boyfriends.
When the man sends various gifts to the girl, the girl is just being contacted to take a “report picture” with the gift.
I was myself proposed to make extra cash aside of my daily job by allowing my pictures on this website when I still lived in Ukraine.
So honestly, don’t waste your time or money on that."
Jeffrey D. Burum stated,
“Antonio Sabato Jr. reminds me of the 1970 ‘Pet Rock.’ You can polish it up and put it in a nice box, but you still go home with a rock. I didn’t buy it then, and I’m not buying it now.
As a life-long member of the Republican Party, it is my obligation to request Antonio Sabato Jr. suspend his campaign. His participation as a porn-star along with admitted drug addictions is and will continue to be an embarrassment to the Republican Party. The Hollywood and DC culture is clearly inconsistent with American family values.”
Incumbent Julia Brownley, who has served since 2012, is not without scandal either. In Aug. 2017, The VC Star reported, Representative Brownley aided and abetted terrorists seeking American secrets when she hired the Awan Brothers for her illegal IT system while attempting to leave the country. This breach of trust costs U.S. military lives, supported Hezbollah, and promoted notorious opium trafficking in our country.
Jeffrey Burum commented,
“She took the Oath to defend this country. She has failed.”
Ventura Country Deserves Better
What makes someone qualified to run for office? What is acceptable in a candidate’s past and what is not? While the qualifications to run for U.S. House of Representatives are limited to; at least 25 years of age, a citizen for at least seven years, and a resident of the state the candidate has chosen to run in, is this enough? We the citizens of Ventura County deserve to have transparent candidates without hidden “skeletons” in the closet. In order to have informed voting, let the scandals and monetary contributions be well known.