Speaker Rendon Statement on Matt Dababneh

Posted on 04 Dec 2017 for representative Anthony Rendon

Speaker Rendon Statement on Matt Dababneh SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding allegations made against Assemblymember Matt Dababneh: “The Assembly is working to prevent sexual harassment and to ensure there is a strong process in place for responding to inappropriate behavior and holding perpetrators accountable. The Assembly Rules Committee will hire an outside law firm to investigate the incident described by Pamela Lopez. Assemblymember Dababneh is temporarily stepping down as chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee while the investigation proceeds. While it is not my place to prejudge any investigation, as I stated when Ms. Lopez first shared her story, if it is found that Assemblymember Dababneh committed this assault I will ask for his immediate resignation and move for his expulsion if he refuses to resign. While the investigation moves forward, I am also asking Assembly Human Resources to reach out to Assemblymember Dababneh’s staff to ensure they feel safe in their work environment.” Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: https://speaker.asmdc.org/