Protesters Descend On Garcetti’s Home For sixth Consecutive Day – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A sixth day of demonstration in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence was held on Sunday to convince President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet.

Tabatha Jones Jolivet, a spokeswoman for BLM-LA, said Garcetti has “failed the people of Los Angeles endlessly – from criminalizing people for homelessness to refusing to stand up for people killed by his police force. ”

“We refuse to be silent as President-elect Biden is considering him for a cabinet post where his reach extends to setting national policy,” she said.

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles has vowed to hold a demonstration every day until Biden agrees not to appoint Garcetti to the cabinet.

Various news outlets have speculated that Garcetti will be considered for a cabinet position by Biden.

When reporters asked Garcetti about this last Monday during a COVID-19 update, he said, “I was 110% focused on these numbers and on COVID and on saving lives.”

Garcetti added, “It’s one of the last things I think about right now,” he said, adding, “Right now, my # 1 job is to make sure I protect Angelenos’ life.”

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