San Francisco mayor apologizes for saying ‘a lot of’ drug dealers are Honduran immigrants
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is apologizing after making the controversial remark, “I wish we didn’t have a lot of drugs for sale in San Francisco,” to an opposition group, according to audio from a meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Monday.
Lee said a lot of the Mexican drug dealers selling drugs in San Francisco are likely Honduran immigrants.
“I don’t want that to be misinterpreted, but the big issue here is the flow of drugs to San Francisco,” says Lee. “It’s a very, very tough problem in San Francisco, in the rest of the country, and we have to be careful.”
However, another member of the Board of Supervisors told KPIX 5 Thursday he finds the mayor’s comments insulting, and believes San Francisco needs to do more to crack down on drug use.
The Board of Supervisors will vote next week on their resolution calling for the mayor to apologize for comments made on April 13.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (left) takes a selfie with his sister, Nancy Lee, on April 13. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (left) takes a selfie with his sister, Nancy Lee, on April 13. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close San Francisco mayor apologizes for saying ‘a lot of’ drug dealers are Honduran immigrants 1 / 1 Back to Gallery
Lee is scheduled to speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting next week.