The Arizona State University Police Department has recommended charges regarding an activist who recorded Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on its campus.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, along with Sinema’s office, asked county prosecutors to charge four people involved in the events, according to report by the Arizona Mirror Thursday.
Sinema remained silent during the protest that took place following a class she taught at the university. The next day, the senator released a statement addressing the incident.
Statement Following Events at ASU on Sunday pic.twitter.com/4d3BF9P8CO
— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) October 4, 2021
The activists targeted Sinema over her opposition to a Democrat spending bill of $3.5 trillion.
Many of the concerns shared by the activists involved in the incident focused on issues related to immigration, including a pathway to citizenship for immigrants already in America.
President Joe Biden criticized the action, but was also criticized himself for largely dismissing the issue as “part of the process.”
“It’s part of the process.”
– Joe Biden answered the press following Kyrsten Sinema’s bathroom experience at ASU. #BuildBackBetter #protestors #kirstensinema #joebiden #bidenadministration pic.twitter.com/VJXzkjnFQA
— Robert F. Gruler Esq. (@RobertGrulerEsq) October 15, 2021
The activists involved may now see action taken against them in the form of charges in response to going too far in activist efforts against a leader in the party they support.