As part of the "California Resistance" movement, newly-elected Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) of Silicon Valley has vowed he will defy Trump all the way to jail.
Speaking with Randy Shandobil of the This Golden State podcast, Khanna spoke of Ghandi's resistance to British colonialism, something his grandparents as experienced.
"Resistance, for me, is something — I think of my grandfather. He spent four years in jail during Gandhi’s independence movement in the 1940s to fight for India’s freedom," he said. "Donald Trump, as much of a step backwards as that was, has a four-year term … four years in a democracy is a far easier challenge than the one my grandfather had."
Khanna said that if federal agents came to his district, the 17th district of California, looking for illegal immigrants he'd resort to "civil disobedience."
"I think there is a point of civil disobedience," he said. "I hope it won’t come to that … if it came to a point where I thought there was a deep moral injustice, where they were rounding up folks who are going and living their lives, and have been in this country, and they’re splitting families, and there is moment of moral leadership needed, then I think I would."
Calling Trump an "aberration," Khanna promised to stop Trump's immigration policies, again, comparing himself to his grandparents under British rule.
"There was no accommodation with British imperialism," he said. "Anything worth fighting for, whether it was the freedom movement in India, or the civil rights movement, it never accommodates with principles that are abhorrent."