State Senate leader Kevin de Léon calls for healing after Charlottesville, makes no mention of Trump

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

California state senators began their return to legislative work on a somber note Monday, with a remembrance of the victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va., and Barcelona Spain, and an appeal by Senate leader Kevin de Léon (D-Los Angeles) to reject the white nationalist ideology on display in Virginia. De Léon began the floor session with a warning of a "rising tide of hate and intolerance threatening to once again tear us apart."

Regardless of political party, De Léon said he believed all of his fellow senators "would stand up and speak out against fascism, white supremacy and hate if it threatened our own community."

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