White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) [Photo Credit: The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
Los Angeles City Council Member Nury Martinez, a Democrat, recently resigned over racist remarks about a fellow city councilman, and the. White House is blaming Republicans.
The Daily Caller reports that a leaked audio recording caught Martinez disparaging white city councilman Mike Bonin and his black child.
The report stated:
A leaked audio recording from October 2021 caught Martinez, a Democrat, saying that a white councilman, Mike Bonin, treated his black son like an “accessory” and a “little white kid,” then referred to the child as a “parece changuito,” which translates to “like a monkey.” Martinez resigned from her position as president Monday, and announced Tuesday that she is taking a leave of absence.
When asked about the incident White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the members involved should resign but then attacked Republicans.
Jean-Pierre said that Democrats hold each other accountable for actions like that while Republicans, especially “MAGA Republicans” support those actions.
The report continued:
“The president is glad to see that one of the participants in that conversation has resigned but they all should. He believes that they all should resign. The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable and it was appalling,” Jean-Pierre said. “They should all step down and here’s the difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans. When Democrats say something racist of anti-Semitic, we hold them, we hold Democrats accountable.