Statement on ACLU’s Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County

It is disappointing that the ACLU has chosen to file a lawsuit against Los Angeles County regarding the updating of the county’s official seal.  Our motion to add the cross to the County seal was in the name of historical correctness, not political correctness.

While the ACLU has chosen to engage in this issue, today I am up in Sacramento working with a bipartisan group of elected officials to protect our most vulnerable, the young victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. If ever there were an issue threatening individual liberty, certainly it would be the heinous crime of minors, as young as 10-years-old, being bought and sold in the streets of communities across California. That is where I think our attention and resources should be focused, rather than on frivolous lawsuits.