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senator Kirsten Cinema, D-erisHe fired back after far-left activists recorded him in an Arizona State University bathroom, describing the behavior as unacceptable and cursing the confrontation as an illegitimate protest.

The cinema took down the group of activists, saying they “filmed and publicly posted videos of their students” without their permission, as well as “footage taken of both me and my students using a restroom”. “

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Cinema facing immigration workers in a bathroom

“It is unacceptable for activist organizations to allow their members to engage in illegal activities such as gaining entry into closed university buildings, disrupting the learning environment and filming students in a restroom,” Sinima said in a press release on Monday. to put him in danger.”

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“In the 19 years I have been teaching at ASU, I have been committed to creating a safe and intellectually challenging environment for my students,” the senator continued. “Yesterday, that atmosphere was violated. My students were unfairly and illegally victimized. It is completely unfair.”

Cinema stated that it is “the duty of elected leaders to avoid fostering an environment in which conscientiously held policy disagreements serve as grounds for vitriol – raising the temperature in political rhetoric and creating a permissive structure for unacceptable behavior.” “

Sinima was confronted by immigration activists who followed the senator from the class where she taught in the bathroom at Arizona State University, while Arizona Democrats called for action on the “route to citizenship”.

A worker told the cinema in the video, “We have knocked on your doors to get you elected. The way we have elected you, we can remove you from office if you don’t support what we promised. ” Recorded with a phone.

Activists first encountered Sinima in her ASU classroom, then followed her down the hall as the senator went to the bathroom and closed the door to a stall. Still, activists continued to voice their demands from inside the bathroom, including that she support President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda and legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. .

The cinema did not engage in discussion with the workers in the video footage, but instead ignored the group as she exited the stall and washed her hands.

The video comes on the same day that another group of activists confronted Sen. Joe Manchin on his houseboat in Washington, D.C., demanding the West Virginia Democrats drop their opposition to his party’s $3.5 trillion spending bill.

Cinema and Manchin have both expressed their opposition to the law, a blow to Democrats, who cannot rule out a single defection in an equally divided Senate.

Granthshala News’ Michael Lee contributed reporting.

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