Los Angeles City Council member and former president Nury Martinez announced on Wednesday that she is resigning her Council District 6 seat.
L.A. Fox 11 correspondent Elex Michaelson broke the news on Twitter. The remaining L.A. City Council is probably issuing sighs of relief.
#BREAKING Nury Martinez is resigning from the L.A. City Council after audio was leaked of her making racist remarks against a variety of groups while discussing redistricting.
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) October 12, 2022
Nury Martinez resigned her seat on the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, days after the release of an explosive leaked audio of a racist, crude conversation.
“It is with a broken heart that I resign my seat for Council District 6, the community I grew up in and my home,” Martinez wrote in a tweet.
The move came amid mounting pressures from all corners of politics, from President Biden to many community activists and council colleagues.
Martinez issued a long statement documented here:
— in lemon color 🍋 (@Seth_Lemon) October 12, 2022
RedState’s coverage of the leaked tape of the racist, homophobic, and cultural slurs, and the pressure for Martinez’s resignation, as well as fellow Councilmembers Kevin DeLeon and Gil Cedillo, can be found here.
On Monday, Martinez initially resigned her post as president of the L.A. City Council. After a contentious City Council meeting on Tuesday, Martinez took a leave of absence from her seat. However, the outcry and protests demanding her resignation were apparently too difficult to overcome, and she submitted her resignation on Wednesday.
RedState will continue to follow this developing story.