Los Angeles City Council President Resigns After Racist Remarks

  • Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez resigned from her leadership role on Monday following a report about an audio recording of openly racist remarks made by other Latino council members last year.
  • “I take responsibility for what I said, and there are no excuses for those comments. I am sorry,” Martinez said in a follow-up apology statement on Monday.
  • “I sincerely apologize to the people I hurt with my words: to my colleagues, their families, especially to Mike, Sean, and your son. As a mother, I know better, and I am sorry. I am truly ashamed. I know this is the result of my own actions. I am sorry to your entire family for putting you through this.”