At a rally convened to show support for Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), the California State Senator who wasdragged unceremoniously off the Senate floor two weeks ago for supposedly speaking out of turn, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) was booed as he used the opportunity to take another swipe at her instead of apologizing.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a large crowd showed up to the State Capitol in a strong show of support for Nguyen by California’s Vietnamese-American community on Monday, following a huge rally in her home district this weekend.
The Times reported that the lcrowd numbered in the hundreds, including supporters who had traveled from Orange County, San Jose and the Bay Area. Everywhere she went, the rising Republican star was surrounded by admirers who wanted to take a picture with her.
“This is our time to shine,” the Times reported Nguyen telling the crowd on Monday, as she was flanked by fellow GOP lawmakers and leaders of Vietnamese American community groups and Vietnam War veterans. “Free speech needs to be protected everywhere in the United States.”
by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly