Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Wednesday following a disruption by Del. Ibraheem Samirah at the Commemorative Session of the General Assembly in Jamestown.
“I am disappointed by Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s disrespectful outburst during the President’s remarks. It was not only inconsistent with common decency, it was also a violation of the rules of the House.
“Members of the House of Delegates are part of a lineage that goes back 400 years. All Delegates must conduct themselves respectfully, regardless of political differences. It’s a custom and practice dating back to the first meeting, which we are celebrating today.”