Out of order

Something tells me that if California state senator Janet Nguyen were a liberal espousing the sacramental view of abortion or the fictitious evils of Jeff Sessions she would be an overnight sensation. As it is, Senator Nguyen’s removal from the state senate chamber when she sought to take issue with her colleagues’ recent tribute to the late Tom Hayden remains something of a secret.

Senator Nguyen is not inclined to forgive Hayden for his support of the Communists during the Vietnam War. She had some personal reflections on Hayden’s legacy that she sought to share with her colleagues. Seth Lipsky tells the story of Senator Nguyen’s suppressed speech in an editorial with the wishful headline “A star is born.” I urge interested readers also to check out the video below.

Senator Nguyen’s removal appears not to be going down well in California. It is reported that the California Senate’s Rules Committee will investigate the matter. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon has gone so far as to say that Senator Nguyen’s removal was not one of the Senate’s finest moments.

Well, don’t keep it a secret. Please pass it on.