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Here’s a possibly weird turn of events in California politics. ¬†Politico is reporting today that Rep. John Garamendi, one of the state’s Democratic congressmen, has introduced legislation mimicking a Trump administration proposal on water. Rep. John Garamendi, who weirdly doesn’t look like Trump or act like Trump… but agrees with Trump on water. According to Politico, the Garamendi bill is also backed by Reps. Ken Calvert and Rob Woodall. It “would extend from 5 to 10 years the maximum term for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits issued under the Clean Water Act.” The proposal is broadly opposed by environmental groups. But Donald Trump apparently loves the idea, and included it in last month’s infrastructure proposal. Garamendi must be pretty clearly sold on the legislation’s merits, because siding with Trump on just about anything except for perhaps the awesomeness of Mom and apple pie isn’t exactly a big political benefit…