SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly voted 56-23 to confirm the nomination of Rep. Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of California:
“Throughout the confirmation process and his career in public service, Xavier Becerra has proven he will stand up for California’s progressive policies and uphold our laws on criminal justice, immigration, the environment, and consumer protection. He will be an Attorney General for all Californians – for our values, our priorities, and our constitutional rights.
“The Assembly will keep making progress despite those who seek to take us back. We are energized by the gains California has made and the leadership California has shown, and inspired by all the Californians who have said that they want us to keep moving forward. Having Xavier Becerra in the Attorney General’s office will help us do that.”
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