The strength of character to sincerely apologize is laudable, but we need a DA who is unquestionably a role model, who never has to apologize for conduct in public office. This is about basic American principles, integrity and character. It bespeaks a lack of personal discipline and good judgement, fatal character flaws in a District Attorney. This pattern of behavior can carry over into a miscarriage of justice.
From now on, Rosenthal’s authority as a public official is suspect. Should the voters forgive him?……perhaps so as a human being, but not as our DA, not at the ballot box. A thorough, impartial investigation of conduct in the DA’s office is in order. As a citizen, taxpayer and citywide elected official, in my view, the best course under these circumstances is for Rosenthal to resign.
Houston City Council Member Peter Brown, At-large Position 1.