December 01, 2016

CÁRDENAS: “California Will Be Safer with Becerra as our State AG”


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued the following statement in response to Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra’s nomination by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as California Attorney General:

“I’m so excited for California. Congressman Xavier Becerra has been a champion in Congress for many years, and has done an amazing job as our Democratic Caucus Chair. I am proud to call him my colleague and my friend.

“Chairman Becerra will be the first Latino Attorney General of California. I am confident that he will build on his record of fighting for Californians. He has worked tirelessly for immigration reform, knowing the boost it will bring to our economy, and has been a leader in creating and conserving good-paying American jobs and in protecting our environment. I know he will bring his national leadership skills to California, by making sure health care remains effective and affordable, supporting the continued growth of our economy, protecting our environment, and standing up for civil rights. California will be safer with Chairman Becerra as our State Attorney General.

“Many of the values that we stand by in California will be under attack in the next few years, and Chairman Becerra is the fighter I want in our corner. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”