The Democrats who muzzled a Republican state senator and had her dragged out of the chambers had plenty of warning of what was coming, and went through with the eye-popping scene after pressuring her in advance not to open her mouth on the Senate floor.

State Sen. Janet Nguyen of Garden Grove (Orange County), who was born in what was then called Saigon and came to the U.S. as a refugee child after South Vietnam fell to the communists, became the talk of Sacramento — and many other places — after she rose to speak out against the late state Sen. Tom Hayden’s anti-Vietnam War activism.

“I came here as a refugee, as did thousands of others,” Nguyen told us. “My uncle was executed by the North Vietnamese.”

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