SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Statement from California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte on the silencing and removal of Senator Janet Nguyen from the Senate floor today.

“As a former member and leader in the California State Senate I’m disgusted by the silencing of a Senator Janet Nguyen on the Senate floor today. Janet’s personal story about fleeing persecution parallels the stories of many in her community and she stood on the floor to give voice to not just her district, but also the tens of thousands who have fled oppression. The Democratic leadership should be ashamed of their actions.”