A California lawmaker was assaulted Wednesday near the Capitol in Sacramento.
Senator-Doctor Richard Pan was assaulted by a man who was reportedly unhappy with his recent legislation regarding childhood immunizations in the state. The man has been identified as 54-year-old Kenneth Austin Bennett.
Sacramento police say Pan was pushed from behind on L Street as he was headed to the Capitol.
Bennett live streamed the incident via Facebook where he is seen following Pan for several blocks before pushing him.
"Yeah, I pushed you! I pushed you!" Bennett is filmed saying around the seven minute mark.
"I probably shouldn't have done that," Bennett continued. "But I don't think it's funny. These vaccines are killing children."
Bennett later filmed a second live video where he further explained the incident and admitted his guilt.
"I was charged with assaulting Richard Pan, but also had the chance to further expose the corrupt politician," Bennett captioned the video.
On Thursday day Pan criticized Facebook for refusing to remove the video. The Democrat said in a speech on the Senate floor that Facebook is "deliberately giving a platform to violence." He worries the video will incite others to violent acts. Representatives for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bennett reappeared on Facebook Thursday in a video he titled "Time to quit, owe a big apology." The 37 minute video included reference to the effort to recall Pan and Bennett's instance that it should not be affect by his actions.