Statement by Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson

Re: Council Member Ruben Diaz, Sr’s
Comments

“In the aftermath of Council Member Diaz, Sr.’s deeply offensive comments about the LGBTQ community – as well as his indefensible refusal to apologize or even acknowledge the hurt he has caused – many Members have called for disciplinary actions against him and/or his resignation. I feel their anger and their pain. We are currently reviewing all potential disciplinary scenarios. Nothing is off the table”

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