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SACRAMENTO September 1, 2020 – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued an apology to Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, after Assemblymember Wicks was determined to be unqualified to vote by proxy on the Assembly Floor:

“I want to make a full apology to Assemblymember Wicks. My intention was never to be inconsiderate toward her, her role as a legislator, or her role as a mother.

“Inclusivity and electing more women into politics are core elements of our Democratic values. Nevertheless, I failed to make sure our process took into account the unique needs of our Members. The Assembly needs to do better. I commit to doing better.”