The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) unanimously adopted the following resolution condemning Republican State Senator and Congressional candidate Steve Knight for voting against banning the display and sale of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy by the State of California. Further, the resolution calls on Republican State Assembly candidate Tom Lackey to join the LACDP in demanding a public apology from his close ally and endorser, Knight.
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party strongly condemns State Senator Steve Knight’s despicable vote against common decency, which would perpetuate the display and sale of the ultimate symbol of intolerance, injustice, and discrimination in American history in California. Let me be clear: the Battle Flag of the Confederacy has no place in the Golden State,” said Eric C. Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
Bauman continued, “As one of only three state legislators to vote against the overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation, it’s clear that Knight’s ideology is out-of-touch, out-of-step, and out-of-whack for California. How can anyone in good conscience support his candidacy for Congress? We call upon all Californians to stand up and demand Steve Knight make a public apology and renunciation of his offensive and downright immoral vote. We also call on his ally Tom Lackey to repudiate Knight’s position on an issue of such great sensitivity to African Americans in particular and all decent Californians.”