Senate Democrats Call for Decorum in Senate Proceedings

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Earlier today, Senator John Reagan (R-Deerfield) called Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) a derogatory expletive in the Senate Executive Departments & Administration committee when Senator Carson recessed the hearing to take an urgent phone call about her hospitalized daughter. Senator Reagan’s comments were publicly captured on Zoom.


After the incident, Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:

“Senator Reagan’s derogatory comments directed toward Senator Carson today were cruel and entirely unacceptable. Such abusive language has no place in the legislature. The New Hampshire Senate is an august body, and all members should be held to the highest standards of respect and decorum. We extend our best wishes to Senator Carson for a swift recovery for her family member.”


Senator Suzanne Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) added, “The comments made about the Chair in committee today were both insensitive and inappropriate. I commend the Chair for her professionalism in the face of such disrespect, and I wish her daughter a speedy recovery.”


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