Rendon takes welcome stand against domestic violence from The San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/13/2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

img-icon-newsEarlier this month, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, took away all the committee assignments of Assemblyman Roger Hernández, D-Baldwin Park, after a judge granted a restraining order sought by Baldwin Park Councilwoman Susan Rubio, his ex-wife.

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Rendon’s decision is welcomely decisive. The backlash to then-Senate President Darrell Steinberg’s slowness to punish three senators credibly accused of major wrongdoing in 2014 led to Proposition 50, a state ballot measure approved in a landslide last month that allows the Assembly or Senate to suspend members without pay and benefits with a two-thirds vote.

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