The California Assembly recently shot down a GOP-backed bill increasing sexual assault criminal penalties
California Assembly Republicans torched the Democrats on the chamber’s Public Safety Committee for opposing a bill to raise penalties for “raping a disabled child.”
The Golden State lower chamber GOP blasted the Public Safety Committee Democrats after they voted down Bill 808 proposed by Republican Assemblyman Devon Mathis to raise penalties for sexually assaulting a “developmentally disabled minor.”
“Public Safety Cmte Dems are opposing a bill to increase penalties for raping a disabled child, which can be as low as 3 years in prison,” the California Assembly GOP tweeted.
“Earlier, they unanimously supported higher penalties for property crime (against wealthy victims),” the Republicans added.
“Disgusting. There’s no other word for it.”
Public Safety Committee Chairman Reggie Jones-Sawyer did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.