President Biden joins calls for city officials to resign over anti-Indigenous racism
October 13, 2022
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
“He believes that they all should resign,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said of Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León, three members of the city council in Los Angeles who were caught on a recording making disparaging remarks about Indigenous people, African Americans and members of the LGBTQ community.
“The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable and it was appalling. They should all step down,” Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing on Tuesday.