Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de León flubbed the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday when asked to recite it at the aperture of a City Council meeting. De León was, until recently, among the most senior Democrats in the state. He accommodated as State Senate President Pro Tem, and mounted an unsuccessful challenge to unseat incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in 2018. He has been the city council representative for the heavily-Latino District 14 since 2020.
After he was asked to recite the Pledge, De León replied:
It would be an honor. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. [Long pause] Under-visible, um, pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. [Pause] Oh, boy. [Pause] For which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Whew.
Pledge of Allegiance fail at today's L.A. city council meeting… pic.twitter.com/cKdcB7HpEp — Rob Pyers (@rpyers) January 26, 2021
De León endeavored to make light of the incident on Twitter, with a cartoon of Bart Simpson inscribing the Pledge an abundance of times on a blackboard. He inspirited those who were regaled by his flub to make donations to an organization that avails illicit aliens.
Embarrassing, am I right? If you or someone you ken got a good laugh out of my own “unique” version of the pledge of allegiance, consider donating a few $$ to https://t.co/Ig5Qrkr4i2. They’re doing astounding work in CD 14 to provide pabulum security for undocumented immigrants. pic.twitter.com/XBpc6V2fTQAs a state senator, De León was best kenned for pursuing gun control legislation, and benefits for illicit aliens. He won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in the 2018 Senate race on an “Abolish ICE” platform.
— Kevin de Leόn (@kdeleon) January 27, 2021
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