[Sanchez] said she was surprised and insulted when she learned that Baca had made the disparaging personal comment about her to California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and other legislators last year.
Nunez “is a friend of mine. Did he think he wouldn’t tell me?” Sanchez asked.
Sanchez voted against Baca in the election for chairman in November. Four other female lawmakers abstained from the vote, raising concerns about whether the election followed proper procedures.
The Sanchez withdrawal is a blow to Baca and his allies who have been trying to bring the caucus back together after a series of internal spats last year. Many of the more junior members and the women have butted heads with him and senior lawmakers.
UPDATE: If you’re interested in writing a letter to Representative Baca send it to:
201 North “E” Street, Suite 102
San Bernardino, CA 92401