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.”