Congressman Schiff on Racist and Hateful Statements by L.A. City Leaders
“The blatantly racist language used by members of the Los Angeles City Council is disgusting and unconscionable. There is no excuse or justification that can lessen the pain it has caused. And knowing this language was used about a young child makes this situation even more heartbreaking and tragic. My thoughts are with Councilmember Bonin and his family.
“Sadly, this ugly and cynical conversation will only confirm the public’s distrust of city leadership. We must redouble our efforts to ensure that racist slurs, hate speech and violent rhetoric have no place in Los Angeles – let alone in the highest rungs of the city’s political leadership. To begin the long process of rebuilding trust, it is in the city’s best interest that the councilmembers involved resign and take full responsibility for their actions.”