California – On Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom spoke out about the racism scandal at City Hall and called on Councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo to resign.
Newsom said de Leon and Cedillo should resign when asked about the issue following an electoral debate in San Francisco on Sunday.
“I was very clear with (former Council President Nury Martinez) that she did the right thing, and I think the others should do the same. I wanted to provide the opportunity for them to justify what they said and the opportunity to be transparent about what they said. So we’re hoping and looking forward to announcements soon,” said Newsom.
Two of the four people involved in the conversation at the meeting, Nury Martinez and Ron Herrera, where racial remarks were made, have already resigned.
Both de León and Cedillo were removed from their jobs as chairmen of different committees the week before. This left the important committees on homelessness, poverty, and housing without chairmen.
However, both councilmen continue to ignore demands for them to step down from their positions. A representative for Cedillo said on Wednesday night that the councilor continues to be in “a place of reflection.” Earlier this week, De León said that he had no intention of resigning from his position, and Cedillo’s spokesman reiterated the same thing.
Newsom is the latest person to join a large number of people throughout the nation, including President Joe Biden, in demanding that everyone who took part in the meeting step down from their positions.