Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rubalcava apologizes for inappropriate Facebook post, democratic leadership responds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017
Contact: C. Murphy Hebert
602-926-5848
cmhebert@azleg.gov


STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX –  Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend (District 4), recently published an inappropriate Facebook post regarding a member of the Senate.


Today, he offered this apology:


"The comment I made on Facebook regarding Sen. Debbie Lesko was unacceptable. I deeply regret my poor judgement. I apologize to Sen. Lesko and to all my colleagues in both the state House and Senate.  I also apologize to my constituents and assure them I have learned from this mistake."


House Minority Whip Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4), responded to both Rubalcava's post and apology:


"Comments about violence cannot be tolerated. We all take this matter very seriously. Rep. Rubalcava recognized his offensive mistake and is taking responsibility. Apologizing was the right thing to do."




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