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(Sacramento) - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the hiring of outside legal counsel to deal with potential challenges from the incoming Trump Administration:

“While we don’t yet know the harmful proposals the next administration will put forward, thanks to Donald Trump’s campaign, cabinet appointments, and twitter feed, we do have an idea of what we will be dealing with, and we must be prepared. The Covington team will be an important resource as we work with the Governor and the Attorney General to protect California from the reckless overreach we expect from Donald Trump and the Republican members of Congress who have so cravenly enabled him.”

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Below are links to audio of Speaker Rendon commenting on the hiring of former  U.S. AG Holder:

Speaker Rendon says the hiring of outside counsel is more than a symbolic message to the Trump administration, it’s is a concrete step the Legislature can take to be prepared. (:16)

Speaker Rendon says Eric Holder and his law firm could help the legislature on a wide range of issues. (:15)

Speaker Rendon says the state Attorney General’s office is not the Legislature’s legal counsel. (:13)

Speaker Rendon says the Legislature is not looking to pick a fight but, considering the rhetoric coming from the Trump administration, the Legislature needs to be ready for one. (:18)

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