U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) has withdrawn his endorsement of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey ahead of a contentious November election where she will seek a third term in office.
In a tweet Saturday morning, Schiff seemed to acknowledge that recent protests and calls for criminal justice reform after George Floyd‘s death in police custody had influenced his decision.
“This is a rare time in our nation’s history,” Schiff wrote. “We have a responsibility to make profound changes to end systemic racism & reform criminal justice.”
Lacey’s campaign staff confirmed Saturday that Schiff had contacted them to let them know he was withdrawing his support.
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