Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove issued the following statement after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Kern and San Bernardino counties:
"I am thankful for our first responders who are assisting those impacted by the earthquake outside of Ridgecrest.
"My prayers are with those affected by the 6.4 tremblor this morning.
"I appreciate the support from Governor Newsom who has declared the affected earthquake region a state of emergency.
"I have been monitoring the precarious situation with the Office of Emergency Services and local elected leaders. We urge you to please follow the advice of emergency officials and adhere to all emergency warnings and alerts.
"America has always been a country that has prevailed and is quick to lend a helping hand. Today is no different as local and state agencies unite to help our affected residents. It's especially relevant since today we commemorate America's birthday," said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.