It’s pretty obvious that Joe Bray-Ali has no business holding public office.
The Los Angeles City Council candidate seeking to represent a heavily Latino district apologized Wednesday for comments he made about Mexicans in a YouTube video posted online.
Bray-Ali, who is challenging City Councilman Gil Cedillo for the Council District 1 seat, appeared in a video titled “Ask a Mexican — Mexican Doorbell” that’s posted to his YouTube page.
In the video, Bray-Ali holds his young daughter and speaks directly to the camera.
“Dear Mexican, I’d like to know why all my neighbors think that the doorbell is a car horn. They wake up my baby,” Bray-Ali says.
Below the 13-second video is text reading, “Why do some of my neighbors think that their car’s horn is a doorbell? The asians, whites, and other groups I live near don’t honk to tell their friends they have arrived. What is up with the mexicans?”
Cedillo’s team after Bray-Ali called on the council member to denounce a racist comment made during a heated campaign debate Monday night in Westlake.
Bray-Ali = Stupid bigot. He has no business in public office.
The runoff is May 16.
Read the whole story in the LA Times