California school board member who fired F-bomb at parent had second hot mic slip, video suggests
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The president of a California school district who apologized this week for insulting a parent who spoke out against school mask warrants in a meeting on Tuesday was apparently caught on a hot mic for the second times during the same meeting, according to a video social network.
“Oh my God, let’s go,” Los Alamitos School Board President Marlys Davidson appeared to say after introducing two speakers she called Claire C. and Leah R., at the board meeting. , according to a YouTube video posted by Los Al Recall. .
It was not clear which speaker Davidson was referring to or whether Davidson was speaking as all board members wore masks during the meeting.
The speaker, who introduced herself as Claire Chu, said she was happy that everyone had the “freedom to speak” and said she wanted to speak out against critical race theory, saying that she teaches students to “hate themselves because of their race, because of their skin color and make them identify themselves differently from others.
“No, we are all Americans,” she said to applause. “We are all one nation, one race. Don’t let them be divided by the CRT.”
During the same meeting, Davidson was caught on a hot microphone saying “f — you” to another speaker, Lauren Roupoli, a parent who spoke out against mask warrants in schools.
Davidson was heard as others applauded Roupoli’s comments. Roupoli said Davidson should step down.
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“I am deeply sorry for the inappropriate comment I made at last night’s board meeting,” Davidson said in a statement Wednesday, according to KABC-TV of Los Angeles. “I will personally apologize to the speaker who most certainly deserves to know that when members of the public address the Board of Education, they should be heard with respect. These are tough times, but tough times demand that we stand up to do our best. I reaffirm my commitment to serving our community with dignity and integrity, and I hope they will accept my sincere apologies. “
California has a statewide mask requirement that affects approximately 6.7 million students. The requirement is supported by the state’s largest teacher unions and the California Association of School Boards.
The school district did not respond to Fox News requests for comment.
Edmund DeMarche of Fox News contributed to this report.
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