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Pete Hardin releases statement on appointment of Rob Bonta as next California Attorney General

Today, Pete Hardin released the following statement following the appointment of Rob Bonta as California’s next Attorney General:

“I congratulate Rob Bonta on his appointment to be California’s next Attorney General. As hate crimes have surged against our AAPI community, the appointment of a Filipino to be California’s next top cop could not be more appropriate. Asian hate is particularly egregious here in Orange County, where hate crimes have risen 1200% since the start of the pandemic. The chasm of leadership created by DA Spitzer, who traffics in fear and falsehoods, makes the appointment of leaders committed to protecting the vulnerable all the more important at moments like these.”