The viral confrontation between Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and protesters at Arizona State University could lead to charges.
According to the Arizona Mirror, the Arizona State University Police Department is calling on county prosecutors to charge four individuals with misdemeanors after interrupting a class and confronting Sinema in the bathroom.
Adam Wolfe, spokesman for ASU Police Department told the outlet Sinema’s office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office investigated the matter.
Wolfe did not disclose the names of the individuals, saying, “I don’t want to overstep on the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and release names, because it’s still being processed and if they choose to prosecute I don’t want to interfere with that.”
The spokesman explained the four individuals allegedly committed misdemeanors, including committing disorderly conduct and disruption of an educational institution, as the Arizona Mirror reports.
One protester told her, “We knocked on doors for you to get you elected. Just how we got you elected, we can get you out of office if you don’t support what you promised us.”
Another said, “We need the Build Back Better plan right now.”
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Sinema later released a statement, arguing the confrontation “was not legitimate protest.”
She continued, “It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to close university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom.”
The senator claimed her students “were unfairly and unlawfully victimized,” adding, “This is wholly inappropriate.”
Another group of protesters later confronted Sinema at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., over why she would not support Biden’s agenda.
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