L.A. Democratic City Councilman Faces Backlash Over Botched Pledge Of Allegiance

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A powerful Los Angeles Democrat who was once among the highest-ranking members of the California Legislature is facing criticism after botching the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Times reports, “City Councilman Kevin de León had been asked by City Council President Nury Martinez to lead his colleagues in the Pledge of Allegiance, which is recited by council members each Tuesday during their Zoom meetings. The delivery was far from smooth.”

De León nailed the first line, but it went downhill from there.

After an awkward pause, he mumbled “undervisible” and then began again.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,” de León repeated on his second attempt.

After another long pause, de León skipped over four words and picked up with, “For which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”... (Read more)

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