By LAURA TSUTSUI AUG 7, 2019
Congressman Devin Nunes announced last week he’s suing a group of constituents who contend his title of “farmer” is inaccurate. Tuesday, democratic challenger Phil Arballo said he would help raise money for a legal defense fund to fight those lawsuits.
Standing outside of Nunes’ Clovis Office, Arballo directed his words to the absent congressman: “If you’re going to sue anyone, sue me.”
Last year, Reedley farmer Paul Buxman, along with Daniel O’Connell and Hope Nisly, challenged Nunes’s ballot designation as a farmer, but a judge denied the claim. They are three of the defendants named in Nunes’s lawsuit, along with Michael Seeley.
In his remarks, Arballo also challenged Nunes to a debate. The congressman’s office and campaign did not reply to requests for comment.