SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A day after an FBI search of State Sen. Ron Calderon’s capitol and Southern California offices, senate leadership is talking about what happened.
“Yesterday was obviously not a good day,” said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). “It’s an ongoing investigation. We are going to fully cooperate. We have nothing to hide.”
Calderon was nowhere to be seen on Wednesday.
CBS13 cameras captured agents carting away boxes filled with documents and hard drives, but the feds were tight-lipped about the contents and why they were at the capitol.
Lawmakers are also tight-lipped, but they’re quick to defend the Legislative Latino Caucus. Sergeant-At-Arms Tony Beard clarified his Tuesday statement where he identified the caucus as part of the search. The group had moved offices a year ago.
Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the investigation:
“The entire Capitol community should take any investigation seriously and cooperate fully, and the Assembly will do just that. We also all have to focus on the work before us. We will continue working with our Senate colleagues to pass the budget and proceed with the people’s business.”