An Arizona state legislator is calling for an inquiry after pro-choice riots erupted outside the state Senate building, forcing lawmakers to take refuge in the basement.
Arizona State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita described the tragic incident she joined in “Fox and Friends First,” which she, along with others in her caucus, called a “rebellion.”
“They were shouting there, they weren’t stopping, they had to stop,” Ugenti-Rita told co-host Carly Schmidt. “And the sad thing is when you use your anger, your frustration, your dissatisfaction in this way, your message is lost and we see more and more cases where people think they can vandalize property, they can scare you and scare and hurt you. You. “
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“I think there needs to be an inquiry,” she continued. “If it’s good enough for January 6, it should be good enough for the state senate. We need an internal investigation. We need people to be prosecuted, charged and arrested, so that this doesn’t happen again and send a strong message.”
Agenti-Rita, armed with scissors at the time of the attack, claimed that the angry rioters were trying to kick the door of the building, but in the end, law enforcement was able to shield the crowd with tear gas.
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“I decided to stay,” said Ugenti-Rita. “I was going to defend myself. I was going to defend my colleagues. This is people’s home. They have no business threatening us.”
“We were doing important work and that’s what we were going to do,” she added. “We will not stop. We will not bow to those who use violence to express themselves.”
Protests have been raging across the country since last week after the Supreme Court overturned Wade’s decision to return abortion rights to states.