Statement from Senate Leader de León on Senate Continuing Resolution Vote

Monday, January 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO California State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:

“Once again, our party’s leaders in Washington have capitulated, compromised and redrawn a line in the sand even further away from justice.

“By cutting another fingers-crossed bargain with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell while getting nothing definitive in return, we have turned our backs and broken our promises to 800,000 Dreamers and their families.  For them, more delays directly translate to more deportations.

“It’s a national shame.

“It’s time for our leaders to figure out that a hope and a prayer isn’t a bargaining position. I call on all Washington Democrats to start standing up for what they believe and stop backing down.”