EXCERPT: “VALPARAISO — Locks and bars didn’t stop East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle’s inauguration.
The newly sworn-in Battle can retain his public title and annual salary of $42,356 a year despite being held in Porter County Jail on federal drug and homicide charges.
Michelle Fajman, Lake County elections director, said Friday she received a document stating Battle has been sworn into office for his new term as representative as East Chicago’s 3rd District.
She said she didn’t know the circumstances around Battle’s oath of office, but it was conducted by a notary public, who was identified by the Porter County clerk’s office as someone who was in the Porter County Jail.
Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, who couldn’t be reached Friday for comment, said earlier Battle is in custody, and he would take no action to prevent the ceremony since he had no authority to do so.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service, which has custody over Battle, said earlier there are no rules restricting Battle’s swearing-in. Battle ran unopposed in the November election, receiving 308 votes. S
tate law requires elected officials to take the oath of office no later than 30 days after the beginning of their new term, which began Jan. 1 for Battle, or vacate the office.”
Only a Democrat could commit crimes and get elected and then inaugurated from a jail cell! People ask the Gunny WHY he endorses a revolution and a return to the Constitution and the Rule of Law and sanity and this is the perfect example of it. A scumbag, who looks like his IQ borders on the subhuman, can run and win while in jail.
So you supporters of the Butcher of Benghazi still have a chance of celebrating the election of the Pig in a Pantsuit albeit a slim one. As for the dirtbag above, since he is a member of the PPP (Preferred Pigmentation Population) and a fellow Shitcagoan, chances are that The Obomination pardons this mutt on his way out.