SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding allegations made against Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra: “These allegations are extremely disturbing, especially since they come after Mr. Bocanegra had previously been investigated and disciplined as a staff member and agreed to stop any harassing or abusive behavior.

“While the independent investigation of these allegations moves forward, I am removing Mr. Bocanegra from his position as Majority Whip and from all Assembly committee assignments. I am also asking Assembly Human Resources to reach out to Mr. Bocanegra’s staff to ensure they feel safe in their work environment.

Speaker Anthony Rendon

“The entire Capitol community should recognize the strength and resolve of the women who came forward. I hope more women will share any sexual harassment or abuse they have experienced. The Assembly will take those complaints seriously.

“The decision to deny constituents the representation of their elected official can be a difficult one, but make no mistake: If the investigation affirms the allegations, I will move to immediately expel Mr. Bocanegra from the Assembly.”

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