Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement after a member of the California State Senate was physically assaulted:
“On behalf of the Senate Republican Caucus, I condemn the physical assault against Senator Pan and am grateful to hear that he was not severely injured. We do not condone any violence on either side of the aisle. There are respectful ways to express differences of opinions without resorting to violence. We live in a democracy where ideas should be welcomed and people should be allowed to express them freely,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.