Dr. Richard Pan Condemns Attack on Mayor Steinberg’s Family and Home
SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region made the following statement against the attack on Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s family and home:
“I wish to express my dismay and condemnation of the attack on Mayor Steinberg’s family and home that took place Saturday evening. It is unacceptable in our community to go to a person’s home to taunt and threaten their family, including their children, and damage their property, and the perpetrators should be held accountable.
We can and should passionately advocate for policies to government officials without resorting to personal threats and violence, and in our democracy, we can persuade our fellow citizens to change our representatives through the ballot box if we disagree with their decisions. Our democracy is in jeopardy if we accept violence as political discourse.”
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