Speaker Anthony Rendon announced the policy on August 16, stating that the mandate was implemented at his direction “and with the support of Members,” but Members who didn’t wish for their staffers to be subject to this mandate were completely ignored or not consulted. Rendon’s tweeted statement feigned empathy and had a theme of “We just want to help.”
We’re implementing a new policy regarding #COVID19 vaccinations for Assembly staff.
My full statement is below. pic.twitter.com/1b0qHSMp8k
— Anthony Rendon (@Rendon63rd) August 16, 2021