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LA Councilmember Says He Won’t Resign Amid Racist-Remark Furor

A sign calling for the resignation of Kevin de Leon is posted on the garage of his home in Los Angeles on Oct. 18. 
A sign calling for the resignation of Kevin de Leon is posted on the garage of his home in Los Angeles on Oct. 18.  Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images  

Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de Leon said he won’t resign over racist remarks he made in a leaked recording.

Speaking in an interview with Univision Noticias, de Leon repeated an earlier apology and said that he was wrong, but he defied calls to step down -- coming from people including President Joe Biden and Mayor Eric Garcetti.