Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement congratulating the newly sworn-in California State Legislators:
“We at the LACDP offer our sincerest congratulations to our new Democratic supermajorities in both the State Senate and the State Assembly. We know they will build the legislative and legal wall we need around our state to protect Californians from the dangerous policies of Donald Trump.
“Under the leadership of Speaker Anthony Rendon and President pro Tem Kevin de León, California will continue to be the progressive beacon of the United States. As pro Tem de León said, our state legislature ‘has been called to service at a pivotal – some would say portentous — moment in our state’s and our nation’s history.’
“While much of the country is continuing down the narrow-minded and bigoted path laid out by the Republican Party, our legislature is ready to begin the next great progressive era in California. As Speaker Rendon pointed out, ‘Californians should be wary of national calls for unity and healing. Unity must be separated from complicity… We don’t need healing, we need to fight.'”