Today both houses of the Legislature went back to work following the resignation of three Democrats, two of which left because of sexual harassment accusations.
Former Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) both resigned after women came out and shared their horror stories about the creeps during their political campaigns and their time in office.
A third legislator, Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) left last week citing health reasons.
Meanwhile another lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), has declined to leave office while a formal investigation is being conducted.
The three resignations in the Assembly have ended the Democrats supermajority for now. State leaders have promised to take action on sexual harassment in statehouse, but Kevin De León keeps shooting down any laws that would protect whistleblowers.
The Senate has handed all of its investigations to outside attorneys, and did set up a hotline for complaints. Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) has tried to pass laws protecting whistleblowers, but she's been stopped each time.
What could Kevin De León be hiding? Sen. Tony Mendoza is accused of doing unsavory things with a young woman in the apartment he shared with De León. De León says he knew nothing.