UPDATE: Sept. 1, 2020, 8:32 p.m. PT
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon issued a statement on Tuesday evening apologizing to Wicks for his decision not to allow her a proxy vote.
“I want to make a full apology to Assemblymember Wicks. My intention was never to be inconsiderate toward her, her role as a legislator, or her role as a mother.
“Inclusivity and electing more women into politics are core elements of our Democratic values. Nevertheless, I failed to make sure our process took into account the unique needs of our Members. The Assembly needs to do better. I commit to doing better.”
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