Democrats boot anti-communist State Senator from floor

California State Senator Janet Nguyen removed from Senate floor for voicing opposition to late Sen. Tom Hayden

California State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), was forcibly removed from the Senate Thursday morning for offering a different perspective on the late Sen. Tom Hayden, a Democrat with a well-known and lengthy history of communist sympathies.

The perspective Sen. Nguyen offers is first hand. Her family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of freedom in 1981 during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

Sen. Nguyen and I spoke Thursday shortly after the incident. She said Tuesday the Senate had scheduled a memorial for the late former state Sen. Tom Hayden, who died in October. Hayden served 18 years in the Legislature.

The left has always portrayed Hayden as a “counterculture figure who led civil rights and antiwar protests in the 1960s.” However, “When Joan Baez organized a petition to protest Hanoi’s racist pogrom against Vietnam’s ethnic-Chinese minority, Hayden defended Hanoi,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “The fact is that Hayden’s life was in large part a crusade for the cause of the Vietnamese communists. He returned from his trip to Hanoi in 1965 singing the praises of North Vietnam.”

Nguyen said she had prepared a speech offering her perspective on what Hayden meant to the Vietnamese people for the Tuesday Senate memorial, but because his family was there, she chose to wait for another day.

Sen. Nguyen and her staff asked Senate Rules what the proper process was for presenting her comments in the Senate. But she was told she could not make the speech about Hayden, and should “respect others’ perspectives about Hayden and his many decades of public service.”

“I was told I could prepare a statement for my Senate website or my Facebook page,” Nguyen said.

Undeterred, Thursday, Nguyen began her speech in Vietnamese, and switched to English, at which time she was quickly cut off by Democratic leadership.

“Today I recognize in memory the millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who died in seeking freedom and democracy,” Sen. Nguyen said. “On Tuesday you had an opportunity to honor Sen. Tom Hayden. With all due respect, I would like to offer this historical perspective…” At that point Nguyen was cut off by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), presiding over the Senate, who then gave the floor to Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel). While Nguyen was still trying to give her speech, Monning repeatedly yelled over her that she was out of order.

Upon Lara’s order, Nguyen’s microphone was lowered by a Sergeant, but she continued her speech, even as Lara repeatedly asked her to sit down. He eventually ordered the sergeants to remove Sen. Nguyen from the Senate floor.

“Sergeants, please remove Sen. Nguyen from the chamber,” Lara said. “Have her removed immediately. Sergeants, please remove Sen. Nguyen, she is out of order.”

Nguyen said she found the Democrats’ attempts to silence her ironic, when in May 2016, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) spoke in opposition to a resolution honoring former President Ronald Reagan for advancing the public good. Leno, who was critical of Reagan’s cuts to AIDS research funding, spoke at length against Reagan, and said he would not support the resolution.

“I’m enraged at the violation to free speech, our Constitution and the precedent this sets,” said Sen. Republican Leader Jean Fuller. “I do not believe a Democratic staffer should be able to tell one of the elected members that they are not allowed to use their freedom of speech rights to represent their people. All of her comments were legitimately representing the people in her district.” Fuller has asked the Senate Rules Committee to look into the incident.

The Sen. Republican Caucus has this video of the incident on Twitter

Full story at Canada Free Press.

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  1. As far as I am concerned, they should ‘escort’ all the Democrats from the floor and not let them return!
    They have made an immoral mess of this beautiful state, especially in regards to life issues and religious liberty!!!!!!

  2. helen wheels says:

    The Iron Fist of the Ruling Class in Action.
    You have only the “rights” they feel like letting you have.
    Revocable at any time.
    “M’erka – what a great country.”
    ? still worth fighting 4 ???

  3. The Watchman says:

    Democrats can’t handle the truth!

  4. anonymous Anselm says:

    In an age when ” Liars speak lies to power” (the mantra of new socialist leadership, claiming to speak “truth to power”, what rubbish)–pro socialists, from McElroy all the way to the Red Pope—Janet Nguyen, a true refugee from Communist terrorism, a child member of the boat people, born in Saigon — a true “Miss Saigon — sets the record straight to the disbelieving ears of communist puppet, Richard Lara, of LA.

    Her family suffered horribly at the hands of the godless atheists, the family being ARVN & Catholic, and fled. And to this day, the atheist Communist left who rule CA want to suppress the truth.

  5. Commucrats, that is what Lara and his company are. Ever see the last years movie Hillary’s Vision? It says a lot not only of the way she, Billy-boy, Chuckie Shumer, Nusance Pelosi, Harry Ried, Boxhead, and other 33rd degree Democrats (= Commucrats) think. Yes, the Democratic Party reminds me of the Masons. Those Commucrats outright #1 goal is Communism, under the guise of striving for socialism like Europe. The middle levels of the party who follow along and have an idea what is going on are more like Demoncrats assisting the Commucrats, but deceiving the lower level tiers, the common people Democrats who really don’t know what is going on at the upper-levels. Just like the 33rd degree Mason’s deceive their lower-level Shriners!

  6. The middle levels of the party who follow along and have an idea what is going on are more like Demoncrats assisting the Commucrats, but deceiving the lower level tiers, the common people Democrats who really don’t know what is going on at the upper-levels. Just like the 33rd degree Mason’s deceive their lower-level Shriners!
    These CommucRATS have taken over our State Government. We conservatives need to unite and take our CA State Government back just like we took our Federal Government back, in the ballot box. Conservatives unite! The CommucRATS want communism; they can’t stand to release the truth to the public otherwise the CommucRATS will lose their dreams of a communist CA!

  7. Steve Seitz says:

    I remember back in the 70s and 80s when liberals were emphatic that the Bill of Rights and freedom of speech as inviolate.

    I guess they didn’t mean it.

  8. St. Christopher says:

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1961. You are seeing the absolute crushing of American style democracy by the growing numbers of Socialist and Communist legislators in CA. Bernie Sanders is happy (as is Planned Parenthood and Satan). This legislator had important, first-hand information to give to the public record. Tom Haydon should have moved to Vietnam, but instead, like other CA nutters of the 1960’s, 70’s and beyond, such as Harvey Milk, chose to spew their poison throughout the State.

    CA used to be a Republican State. But, you people continue to vote in these children of Satan into the legislature, and you lose your liberty as a result. Tragic.

  9. Just remember that the Democrat party is the new Communist party in drag.

  10. Michael McDermott says:

    An “Anti-Communist” in the one party controlled state legislature – at least Ole Korea Kim showed them how to deal with such types
    As for the heir to the Pelosi Congress seat – Mark “Kiddie Porn King” Leno, his commitment to racist pederast toddler rape and allied ‘tolerance’ pogroms is well documented, along with his support for the legislature’s Larry Brinkin Possee:
    SEE
    California’s Fight Over Jessica’s Law
    http://humanevents.com/2006/02/03/californias-fight-over-jessicas-law/
    Mr. Leno’s Assembly Bill 50 – would have allowed 100 items of knowingly possessed child pornography before triggering penalties. “Items” might include CD-ROMs, capable of containing tens of thousands of pornographic images.
    &
    San Francisco’s Gay…

  11. Michael McDermott says:

    Cont.
    San Francisco’s Gay Icon Larry Brinkin Guilty of Felony Child Porn Possession
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/san-francisco-s-gay-icon-larry-brinkin-guilty-felony-child-porn
    &
    SF government again rocked by child porn scandal
    http://cal-catholic.com/?p=18580
    “Longtime San Francisco political consultant Enrique Pearce, an early backer of the “Run Ed Run” effort who was working as a $5,000-a-month consultant to Mayor Ed Lee’s re-election campaign, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

    “Enrique Pearce, a campaign consultant who worked with Mayor Ed Lee and many other well-known political figures in San Francisco, had photos and videos of infants and young children being raped and…

  12. Michael McDermott says:

    Compare Nguyen’s treatment to that of Carole’ $5 Smidgen’ Migden, who once boasted as chair of the appropriations committee: “Anyone who wants $5 is gonna have to come to this Dyke and Beg for it”

    The media regularly covered up for Migden, after her freeway rampage in a state car cause a wreck with injuries, and for “Ghost Voting” for her bill using a Republican’s button while his back was turned. it was her camp that named Leno “Kiddie Porn King” of the legislature after his attempts to make a misdemeanor of racist toddler rape-porn – like his pal Larry Brinkin promoted during tenure on the SF ‘in human rights’ commission:
    SEE
    SACRAMENTO / Migden quits chair of key Senate committee
    http://www.sfgate

  13. Michael McDermott says:

    Contd.
    Compare Nguyen’s treatment to that of Carole’ $5 Smidgen’ Migden, who once boasted as chair of the appropriations committee: “Anyone who wants $5 is gonna have to come to this Dyke and Beg for it”
    SEE
    SACRAMENTO / Migden quits chair of key Senate committee
    http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/SACRAMENTO-Migden-quits-chair-of-key-Senate-2596896.php

    State Sen. Carole Migden, who came under criticism earlier this year for pushing the voting button of a fellow lawmaker to help passage of one of her bills, abruptly relinquished her position as chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday
    – sources in the Senate who insisted on anonymity said Migden, who is known for having an abrasive style, angered…

  14. Intolerance of free speech is one of the first steps to a dictatorship. Then they will come for your religion. And, it works on both sides of the aisle. The current administration in the White House can’t’ stand a free press and takes various actions against it. The Democratic state legislature can’t take it either and silences its opposition. The college campuses are hot beds of intolerance. I have college age grandchildren, and can’t believe what they are taught about free speech on campus. Its only free if it is far left wing, otherwise it might offend someone are require establishment of safe-zones with counselors available. Our church is pretty much considered a hate group, even on Catholic campuses. We must not let them…

  15. This is awful, especially, as I understand it, she was literally dragged out of the room. My Father did a tour in Vietnam as a Marine intelligence officer. He said the war had no black and white answers morally. Ms Nguyen was speaking from the heart and talking about true real life experiences of her family and she should have been allowed to finish and CERTAINLY not manhandled.

  16. Janet Nguyen, marry me!

  17. BobOne,
    Claiming that the Trump Administration “can’t stand a free press and takes various actions against it” is an untruth i.e. FAKE INFORMATION. What we conservatives like Mr. Trump are sick and tired about is the “Free Press'” openly lying and deceiving to the public saying or twisting subjects or their components that aren’t true, or intentionally not reporting subjects or their components that are true, to fit their agenda. A free press should not be free to lie, as it can cause grave harm to our national security,…

    • Doug, a free press must be free, period. Imagine the loss of revenue at grocery store checkout counters if the press was not allowed to lie. Star couldn’t publish nor could any other of those kinds of paper tabloids. The job of the press is to be antagonists, not to comfort, to investigate, to report. I agree, however, with those who would ask the press to report the news, not editorialize, except on the oped page. But above all, the press is not there to report what leaders want them to report, but to get at the truth and to follow the truth no matter where it takes them. Watergate was a good example among thousands of others.

      • Linda Maria says:

        Bob One– NTEGRITY is the hallmark of all self-respecting people, of all professions!! Including the profession of journalism!! Integrity is a big RESPONSIBILITY of all Americans!! Yes, one can ABUSE AMERICAN FREEDOMS like a criminal does– and lie, cheat, and commit all sorts of sins! Many people today may think, that to live by moral integrity, does not matter! But oh, yes– it DOES MATTER!! All American citizens must LIVE RESPONSIBLY!! All of us owe our fellow citizens– MORAL INTEGRITY!!

        • Linda Maria says:

          I don’t think that reporting the news is “antagonistic.” I think that journalists must carefully report the real news, and do a good, professional job! They must always stick with the facts, and remain impartial! If you lead a good moral life– then, you will have nothing to be afraid of! Many politicians– and many journalists, too– do not lead good moral lives!! This also makes their professions look sleazy, immoral, irresponsible, and unworthy!

      • Bohemond says:

        wrong Bob One the bias corrupt main stream press must be attacked they are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Left

  18. I think it is very important, for everyone to sit down politely, and listen to Sen. Nguyen’s true-life story! I also think her story ought to be published in a good, well-known publication, for all to read! These Democrats who silenced her– are ridiculous!!

  19. Hayden was a treasonous scoundrel and a personal coward. That he ever held public office, or worse still, died in his bed, is a testament to our topsy-turvy world.
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1334

  20. I recommend the book “The Antichrist” by Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J. It can still be bought on line. It records on page 144 how the left pushed the Kennedy Administration to set up the coup that eventually murdered President Diem. Henry Cabot Lodge, a Republican, was the one they used to set up the coup to get him out, that way Cabot could be blamed if anything went wrong. There was no persecution of Buddhists in Diem’s cabinet according to the writer; it was all lies. Whether John Kennedy knew that Diem would be murdered, I do not know, but Fr. Miceli said the anti-Catholic Liberal Party of New York City had given Kennedy about 210,000 votes in order for him to win. And we know what happened to Kennedy in the end. They got what they…

  21. I do, however, take issue with Sen. Nguyen’s opening words addressing either her effete colleagues, or referencing Hayden or his spawn, that is: “With all due respect. . . .” No grounds for that. None whatsoever.

  22. Bob One, I hope you were speaking sarcastically about needing a free press to publish the lying tabloids sold at the supermarket counters. If not, then the saying is true, liberalism and leftism ares a mental disorder; and maybe you need a moral check-up? The job of the press is NOT to antagonize, but to investigate and report the truth, both sides. When it comes to press articles about the government, the press needs to be free and report the truth so that we the people know exactly what our elected politicians and appointed officials are truly up to, to ensure they follow our will, and not take advantage for their own personal, criminal, or political gain. Finally the LEFT is not just an bad thing; but an EVIL thing!

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