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Midnight Mania! Tito Ortiz resigns from Huntington Beach city council following ‘character assassination’

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Tito Ortiz’s controversial run as a Huntington Beach city councilor has come to an end. Just under 35 thousand votes saw him rise to mayor pro-tem back in November 2020, but in less than a year, Ortiz has seen something like a dozen controversies, largely related to mask-wearing and plandemic ranting.

Oh, and there’s also a mild accusation of unemployment fraud. None of those controversies are behind the end of Ortiz’s stay as councilman. Instead, the former UFC champion blames character assassination and information leaks as the reasoning for his resignation.

Orange County registry reporter Susan Goulding broke the news of Ortiz’s resignation online.

In a truly fortunate turn of events, video of Ortiz’s resignation has found its way to the Twitter. The transcription of Ortiz’s speech is below the video, but listening to Ortiz speak is really the best way to understand what is happening here.

“I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as mayor pro-tem city councilman with the city of Huntington Beach effective June 1, 2011/21,” Ortiz said. “I ran for this position with hopes to better my community, work on my constituents, and give them a voice, make our beautiful city safe and clean, and to ensure a bright future for my children.

“I was under a notion that I was in bipartisan position, and that we all had a common goal ... to put it frankly, that’s not the case. From day one, I was sworn in, met with hostility and judgement ... to be the sole focus of character assassination each and every week with multiple news story, leaked personal information ... all of which were meant to slander and defame my name. I thought I was up to this job, but I knew I had over 40,000 constituents who were there counting on me.

“As of recent, the attacks against me have moved to involve my family. I now feel for their safety is in danger. To put it simply, this job isn’t working for me.”

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