Garcetti knew of aide's alleged misconduct, Senate report reveals

Garcetti knew of aide's alleged misconduct, Senate report reveals


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a nominee for U.S. ambassador to India, “likely knew or should have known” about sexual harassment and racist comments from former adviser Rick Jacobs, a Senate investigation has found.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released a report from his staff Tuesday that concluded it was “extremely unlikely” Garcetti, a Democrat, was unaware of the alleged misconduct as he claims, adding hindrances to Garcetti’s bid to take the ambassador role to which he was first nominated last July.

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“By all accounts, Mr. Jacobs’ behavior was widely known and talked about. It was pervasive, widespread, and notorious — to the point that Mr.

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