It's getting hard to track every single one of Assemblywoman Christina Garcia's controversies.
In addition to the sexual harassment allegations against her, the Democrat from Bell Gardens is facing a new controversy after she has already had to take a 'voluntary,' unpaid leave of absence following an Assembly Rules Committee investigation into claims by a male legislative aide and lobbyist that Garcia drunkenly groped and propositioned them.
Now, Garcia is under the spotlight after Politico reported on Garcia's strange outburst against Asian-Americans during a 2014 meeting of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.
According to Politico, Garcia was angry about an Asian-American activists' success in lobbying for the defeat of a proposed repeal on California's ban on affirmative action in college admissions. Garcia is reported to told her colleagues that: "This makes me want to punch the next Asian person I see in the face."
The Assembly speaker at the time, John Perez, told Politico that he had to "strongly admonish" Garcia for her comment.
When asked about the comment by a Southern California Newsgroup reporter, Garcia said she made the remark in a "heated and emotional battle over affirmative action," and that she quickly realized that her comment was "irrational and wrong."
Garcia reportedly met with Asian-Pacific Islander members of the Assembly to apologize in person.
That's not all, Garcia is also the woman who allegedly called Perez a "faggot" and a "homo" in 2014. She has previously made a public apology to Perez for her comments.
The harassment allegations against Garcia are still being investigated - including one claim that alleges that the assemblywoman pressured staffers to play "Spin the Bottle" with her, despite gaining fame as one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement.
Garcia says she plans on returning to work as a member of the California State Assembly once the investigation into her conduct is complete.