State Sen. Roy Ashburn, a California Republican and former State Assemblyman, is a father of four. He is a proud anti-gay lawmaker, voting against things like knocking down Prop 8, recognizing out-of-state gay marriages, and even creating Harvey Milk Day. Mr Ashburn is also a patron of Faces, a gay bar in Sacramento, where he was arrested on DUI charges after leaving the venue, with another man in his car.
“I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment,” he says in a statement. “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.”
Oh, did we mention Ashburn was arrested while driving a black Chevy Tahoe, his state vehicle, paid for by taxpayers?
Thus far, the man with him in the car hasn’t been identified. But this guy needs to pull a Mike Jones and tell us all the sordid details of the evening.