Mississippi senator's arrest could create leadership fight
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<p class=”byline ap-byline”>Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press</p>
Updated <time datetime=”2018-12-22T00:22:44Z”>6:22 pm CST, Friday, December 21, 2018</time>Photo: Oktibbeha Sheriff’s Department, AP
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leadership showdown is developing in the Mississippi Senate after its second-ranking official was arrested this week for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving.
Republican Terry Burton, the Senate president pro tempore, issued a statement Friday apologizing for causing “embarrassment” to friends, family and colleagues, including Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Burton said he would consider professional counseling.
But Reeves is saying Burton should resign as pro tem.
December 21, 2018 at 8:50 PM #3545Land of EnchantmentKeymaster
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Things might be shifting in MS faster than I realized–the candidacy of Mike Espy was encouraging-he lost the runoff by 8 points–not 30.
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December 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM #3659EnthusiastParticipant
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Maybe things are changing in Mississippi. I mean, things should change in Mississippi because it is the ass end of US states by nearly every measure. Maybe some residents are starting to realize that just maybe things get better once you leave the confines of the state of Mississippi.
If we gave Republicans free reign wouldn’t the rest of the nation look like Mississippi? I mean, isn’t this the Republican ideal?
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December 22, 2018 at 10:44 AM #3730
December 22, 2018 at 9:15 PM #4013retired liberalParticipant
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We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
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December 22, 2018 at 2:15 PM #3797Ohio BarbarianModerator
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some reason. Or they just didn’t like his face.
Neither do I.
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