Bernstein didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

That nomination has floundered amid accusations that the mayor’s prime aide, Rick Jacobs, had sexually assault girls on the employees. Garcetti has insisted that he knew nothing of Jacobs’ conduct, which got here to gentle due to a whistleblower report and contains allegations from his former Communications Director Naomi Seligman that Jacobs grabbed and kissed her in entrance of different metropolis staffers.

However the controversy has dogged the Los Angeles mayor. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.) just lately accomplished an investigation into the matter. Whereas it didn’t discover a smoking gun displaying Garcetti did have direct data of Jacobs’ conduct (a number of key people declined to take part in his investigation) it did conclude that Garcetti doubtless knew a couple of prime aide’s alleged sexual misconduct.

Garcetti would wish 50 Senate votes for affirmation. However, to this point, he doesn’t have the backing of all the Democratic Caucus, leaving an important diplomatic publish vacant for almost a 12 months.

Gil Garcetti served as Los Angeles County’s district lawyer throughout which the workplace oversaw the prosecution of O.J. Simpson.