L.A. City Council president resigns after using racist language in leaked recording

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2022
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Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez resigned from her position Monday after she and two other councilmembers were recorded making racist remarks.

The latest: Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera submitted his resignation on Monday night over his involvement in the racist conversation, per the Los Angeles Times.

He quit at a meeting of the labor organization's executive board, California Labor Federation head Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher told the New York Times.

Driving the news: In a statement announcing her resignation, Martinez asked for forgiveness "from my colleagues and from the residents...

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