''A State Senator has been arrested. He's accused of driving drunk in a state-issued vehicle. And tonight, sources are telling CBS13 that this Senator, Roy Ashburn, a father of four, a Republican from Southern California with a history of opposing gay rights, was actually seen at a gay nightclub, called Faces, in Sacramento before he was arrested.''
From a CBS13 in TV station in Sacramento, California regarding the arrest of State Senator Roy Ashburn. The report states that an unidentified male was in the car with Asburn, but as of yet, there is no explanation of why the Senator may have been at the nightclub. According to VoteSmart, Ashburn's recent service included twice voting against encouraging schools to participate in "Harvey Milk Day," and also voting against recognition of same-sex marriages that have been legally performed outside of the state of California. (CBS13)
''I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me - my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate.''
''Tuesday nights are a very, very huge Latin crowd. We don't see a lot of white guys here on a Tuesday night. A white guy would stick out like a sore thumb.''
Laurie Bonifield, manager of Faces, a gay club in Sacramento California. A report yesterday said State Senator Roy Ashburn may have been at the club. Asnburn's voting history indicates he is no friend of gay rights. (TPMMuckraker)