Mississippi senator's arrest could create leadership fight

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    • #3525
      Judi Lynn
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      Mississippi senator’s arrest could create leadership fight

      <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
      This booking photo provided by the Oktibbeha County Jail shows Republican State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton, who was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk, Wednesday night, Dec. 19, 2018, near Starkville, Miss. Burton was charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane. (Oktibbeha Sheriff’s Department via 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.

    • #3545
      Land of Enchantment
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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.

      “Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart.” ~ Emily Dickinson

      • #3659
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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?

        I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

        Me

      • #3730
        NJCher
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        He says he would “consider” counseling–and if you’ll note from the article, this is his SECOND offense!

        Cher

      • #4013
        retired liberal
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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…
        Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #3797
      Ohio Barbarian
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      some reason. Or they just didn’t like his face.

      Neither do I. 

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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