Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A NEW GOP STAR IS BORN: California Democrats forcibly remove Republican Vietnamese state Senator for criticizing the late state Sen. Tom Hayden:
Sen. Janet Nguyen (R) was the star of last weekend’s California GOP convention because she was forcibly removed from the floor of the Senate on Feb. 23 for criticizing the late Sen. Tom Hayden (D), who was honored by his former colleagues two days before.

The Los Angeles Times reported people at the Republican gathering wore “I Stand with Janet” stickers. A video was played during the convention that told the story of Nguyen and her family’s escape from Vietnam.

She received a standing ovation when she led the Pledge of Allegiance at the convention.

Nguyen said she was speaking for her family and thousands of other Vietnamese refugees who had fled the communist regime that took over South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

“I refused to be silenced or have my #FreedomofSpeech infringed when speaking out for those who are victims of tyrannical regimes!” Nguyen tweeted shortly after she was hauled out of the Senate.
Hayden who left the California Senate in 2000 was in the 1960s an anti-war activist who had visited Communist North Vietnam during the course of the Vietnam conflict. Hayden died in October 2016 .

More on this story here.

BTW, realized there was no hat-tip. h/t Instapundit