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Embattled state Sen. Ron Calderon is not likely to resign, even as a growing number of politicians distance themselves from the senior lawmaker.
Freshman Assemblymember Cristina Garcia called for Calderon's resignation two weeks ago, citing recent reports that he is under FBI investigation for soliciting bribes.
In a statement released to the Whittier Daily News, Calderon said it is "outrageous in a democratic society for Cristina Garcia, an elected official, to trample on the Constitution by making a mockery of the presumption of innocence, a fundamental right, and seek political gain by embracing the criminal acts of media outlets that violate federal law by revealing the contents of sealed federal documents.
"I would suggest that Assemblywoman Garcia would best serve her constituents by reviewing her notes from her eighth-grade civics class," Calderon said.
At the request of Councilman Alex Saab, the Downey City Council on Tuesday will consider asking Calderon to resign as well.