Sen. Bates' Statement on Disruption of Senate Session

Friday, September 13, 2019

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after an individual threw a substance onto senators from the Senate visitors’ gallery:

“The incident on the Senate Floor tonight was a criminal act. There is no justification for violence or harmful acts that endanger the public, legislators, or staff. All citizens are entitled to advocate for their positions on public policy, but disrupting public proceedings is unacceptable. The Senate will rise above tonight’s disgusting act and continue to do the people’s work.”