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Posted on 12/10/2016 7:38:23 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
FRANKFORT The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him.
Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week.
When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because his was the most severe accusation against the governor, Wayne said Stumbos chief of staff ordered House Clerk Jean Burgin not to issue the subpoena within minutes of it being drafted.
It now appears the speakers granting of the committees power to subpoena witnesses was conditional, making our efforts to arrive at the truth regarding charges against the governor impossible.
Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, moved to disband the investigatory panel, but the committee did not have a quorum.
Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, told reporters later Thursday that he would not appoint a new chairman given time constraints before Republicans take control of the state House Jan. 3, effectively ending the committees work.
Meyer, in a phone interview with Pure Politics, said he had been busy gathering yard signs and refocusing on work in the aftermath of this years elections and recently returned from a vacation. He said he spoke with Wayne a couple weeks ago and told him he was covered up after the election.
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I loved it when Matt Bevin stood at the mike at a news conference after the election and said in reference to Stumbo (who lost his seat....finally): “Good riddance”.
The Democrats here are so blatantly corrupt.
Meanwhile, what happened to the $11 million dollars?
The democrats have lost their main Bevin attack dog with stumbo’s defeat. Good that’s he’s gone. I hope he stays gone. Now if we could get rid of that little aggravant andy beshear.
But, but-—doncha know it’s all about the SERIOUSNESS of the charges??
And now, under all those yard signs, there MUST BE evidence of a “cover up” :)!
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Beshear and Lundergan Grimes are the only ones left standing and they are from rival factions of the Dem party...Lundgeran Grimes lost the most powerful remaining member of her faction with the defeat of Stumbo. She is now term limited in her SOS position. It will be interesting to see what she does in 2019. Had her race not been written off as a lost cause, she would have been defeated for re-election in 2015 as she just barely won, like Beshear just barely won despite his name recognition vs. a virtual unknown opponent.
It has yet to be spent.
Thanks. The last days of the Democrat reign of error in Frankfort...
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