- "Who's side are you on?"
- ―Dantum Roohd, making a comment about Padmé Amidala's actions
Dantum Roohd was present in the Galactic Senate lobby in 21 BBY discussing the Enhanced Privacy Invasion Bill. He was also present during the Senate hostage crisis along with other Senators and was taken hostage by bounty hunter Cad Bane, who wanted to exchange their freedom for the release of Ziro the Hutt.
After the Hutt crime lord was freed, Bane and his team set the charges in the room the senators were held in and left the building. Once safely away, Bane detonated the charges, but the Senators were saved by the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who managed to get them away to a safe distance right before the explosion.
When Senator Amidala and her like-minded colleagues pressed for their campaign to decrease troop production, Roohd constantly voiced against senator Amidala.