Sinema Bathroom Confrontation Could Lead To Charges

By Washington Examiner
Posted on 10/25/21 | News Source: Washington Examiner

The Arizona State University Police Department is recommending charges over the viral bathroom confrontation between activists and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema this month.

Following an investigation by ASU police, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and Sinema’s office, asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after interrupting a class and harassing the senator in a bathroom, said ASU police spokesman Adam Wolfe, according to an Arizona Mirror report Thursday.

Maricopa County prosecutors are considering the request, KTAR News reported.

Activists from the group Living United for Change in Arizona followed Sinema into a bathroom on campus where she had been teaching a class on Oct. 3.

In several videos posted to Twitter, the protesters can be heard and seen encouraging the senator to support the spending proposal. Specifically, the protesters talk about the need for better “solutions” to provide a pathway for citizenship to undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The following day, Sinema called their behavior an illegitimate protest and “unacceptable” and “unlawful” as her “environment was breached.”