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“Apologies will not be nearly enough to undo the damage that this city has suffered.”

Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian, regarding Councilman Kevin de Leon’s refusal to resign, despite his involvement in making crude, racist remarks in a recently leaked tape, the same leaked tape which drove former-President Nury Martinez to resign earlier this month. The Council cannot expel members, it can only suspend a member when criminal charges are pending. (Associated Press — Oct. 20, 2022)


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