Senator Janet Nguyen Issues Follow-Up Statement Regarding Her Forcible Removal from the Senate Floor During Adjournment in Memory of Vietnamese and Vietnamese Refugees

Monday, February 27, 2017

California State Senator Janet Nguyen today issued the following follow-up statement:

“Although I am pleased that my colleagues supported Senator Fuller’s motion for the letter that calls for a public hearing and an apology to me and the residents of the 34th District, I am still disappointed with the Senate Majority Leadership’s lack of acknowledgement of wrongdoing.

In addition, their continued attempts to mischaracterize this incident as a result of a lack of understanding of the rules is a quick jump to judgment and wrong. I hope that never again, a sitting Senator will go through the trauma of being forcibly removed from the Senate floor. Let us not forget that the chamber is the people’s house and that no dissenting voice should be silenced.”