California Republicans Make Sriracha a Partisan Issue

April 22, 2014 | Andy Cush

Pity the California GOP. How to reach the kids in a state where only 23 percent of voters under 50 are Republicans? Perhaps taking up the cause of the world’s trendiest hot sauce will help.

The Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California was ruled a public nuisance and ordered to halt production recently, and could close permanently if its operators don’t halt the fumes neighbors say give them nosebleeds. Now, the Republican Party of Los Angeles County is making the closure into a big-government issue, and has issued a resolution in support of the rooster. The party’s statement:

Today, the Republican Party of Los Angeles County unanimously passed resolution supporting Sriracha sauce company and strongly opposes City of Irwindale efforts to make business life difficult for Huy Fong Foods: Be it resolved that the Republican Party of Los Angeles County urges the City Council of Irwindale to take such actions as necessary to keep Huy Fong Foods in Los Angeles County and, Therefore, be it resolved this 19th Day of April, 2014 that the Republican Party stands with Sriracha and supports Huy Fong Foods as it continues to grow, create jobs and to bolster the local economy.

That’ll show those Tapatio-swilling commies. Freedom, liberty, and thick, overpowering hot sauce forever. This guy knows what I’m talking about.

(Photo: @Ted Eytan)