Bonta Statement on Assembly Committee Recommending Confirmation For Attorney General Nominee

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rep. Becerra will be a "courageous fighter who will stand up for all Californians"

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on the confirmation hearing of Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra:

"After today's confirmation hearing, I continue to believe Representative Becerra is superbly qualified and prepared to serve as California's next Attorney General. He will be a strong prosecutor, protector and partner. His personal commitment to defend civil rights, protect the environment, fight human trafficking and all forms of discrimination is right in line with the values of Californians."

"During this time of great uncertainty, Representative Becerra will be a courageous fighter who will stand up for all Californians. He is clearly a thoughtful leader who is prepared for the challenges of the office on Day 1."

"I support his nomination and call on my colleagues to confirm him as Attorney General."

Assemblymember Rob Bonta represents the 18th Assembly District, which includes Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro and is the Assistant Majority Leader and Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.