Friday, February 24, 2017

Standing Up For The Victims


For John, BLUFLet us not cloud over the truth.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




The reporters for this 23 February 2017 LA Times piece are Mr John Myers and Ms Melanie Mason.

Here is the lede plus three:

After trying to make a statement about the late Tom Hayden and his opposition to the Vietnam War, Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) was removed from the floor of the state Senate on Thursday, a tense scene that ended in a slew of angry accusations from both Republicans and Democrats.

Nguyen, who was brought to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was a child, said she wanted to offer "a different historical perspective" on what Hayden and his opposition to the war had meant to her and other refugees.

Hayden, the former state legislator who died last October, was remembered in a Senate ceremony Tuesday.

Nguyen's comments were interrupted by the Senate's majority leader, Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who said she was "out of order." Nguyen, however, refused to stop talking. The presiding officer for the day, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), then instructed the Senate's sergeants-at-arms to remove the Republican lawmaker from the floor.

Garden Grove is in Orange County in California.  My Uncle Bob and his family lived in Garden Grove after they moved out to California from Ohio.  After the Viet-nam War many who fled the Communist Regime moved to Orange County, where the population is now 17.9% Asian.  For Garden Grove the proportion of Asians is 37.1%.

I can see how California State Senator Janet Nguyen would be upset with too much effusive praise for the late Tom Hayden.

Kudos to Senator Nguyen.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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