Correa won’t sit still for Vietnamese Communists in Senate Chambers

I proudly represent central Orange County and Little Saigon, the home of the largest concentration of Vietnamese outside of the country of Vietnam. I personally have heard many accounts from my constituents of how many of them were held in re-education camps, some more than 20 years…”

Senator Lou Correa

The Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph reported Monday on State Senator Lou Correa’s walk out from the State Senate chambers over a visiting delegation from Vietnam.

From Joseph’s report:

Correa, whose district includes Orange County’s Little Saigon, walked off of the Senate Floor just moments before the State Senate formally welcomed the Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly for Vietnam, which is visiting the State Capitol and the United States to study our law to help reform efforts in Vietnam. Several days ago, Correa filed a written protest with Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, stating in part:

There are numerous published reports that describe continuing human rights abuses of Vietnamese citizens by the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

In addition to these reports, I can share with you and the other members of the Rules Committee the personal accounts of many California constituents that demonstrate the government’s violations of human rights, freedom of expression, and religious freedom.

A search on the internet will provide volumes of material about how freedom advocates are routinely imprisoned. A recent ‘World Report 2010’ from Human Rights details abhorrent human rights abuses suffered by Vietnamese people at the hands of the government. The report exposes the attacks on rights we hold dear – freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom from torture and many more such abuses of freedoms we declare to be the cornerstones of America.

You go Lou!

Read Joseph’s copmplete story: O.C. lawmaker stages anti-communist walkout

  4 comments for “Correa won’t sit still for Vietnamese Communists in Senate Chambers

  1. Slatemag
    April 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

    It’s ok for Lou to speak up about Vietnamese Communist, but you and the Dems start shouting “red bait” when Van Tran speak on the same subject. I guess Dems have one standard for themselves and a different one for the rest of the country.

  2. Carumba
    April 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    This is the same lying sack that broke his tax pledge and cost every family in his District an average of $1,000 — a lying liar who lied.

  3. Eric Cooper
    April 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Must be election time in the great OC–the time when every local Democrat running for office starts taking their talking points from the John Birch Society.

  4. Disgruntled Democrat
    April 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Slatmag is right about the double standard.

    Would Chris say “Go Joseph DoVinh” if he starts bringing up Phu Nguyen’s family connections to the communists in Vietnam?

    BTW, John Perez and the Assembly didn’t have the Vietnam commies on the Assembly floor. The Senate Democrats did. Great job Lou.

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