PoliticsTuesday 10.11.22

The WH says the LA City Council members who made racist comments should resign, noting the parties’ differences.

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says that President Biden believes that the Los Angeles City Council members who made racist comments should resign, while noting the different political parties’ approaches to handling members who do or say racist things.

REPORTER: “I wonder if he's followed a situation on the Los Angeles City Council with Nury Martinez and the leaked recording of her using racist remarks to describe a colleague’s black son. She said today, she's taking a leave of absence, but there are others, Senator Padilla, Mayor Garcetti have called for her to resign. Has the president followed this? Does he have a reaction to what’s going on?

KJP: “Yes he’s followed this, spoke to him about it yesterday. Look, the President is glad to see that one of the participants in that conversation has resigned but they all should. He believes that they all should resign. The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable and it was appalling, they should all step down. And here's a difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans, when a Democrat says something racist or anti-semitic, we hold them, we hold Democrats accountable. When a MAGA Republican says something racist or anti-semitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds and become celebrated and sought-after endorsements. Senator Tuberville, let's not forget, this just happened, saying black people commit crimes. Doug Mastriano attacking his opponent in Pennsylvania Governor's race for sending his children to a Jewish Day School.”

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