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David Williams Wants Grand Jury To End Saturday, October 29, 2005

Senate President David Williams said he thinks the merit system grand jury needs to end before the upcoming general assembly session. He is right in that it will distract from the session but I don't think it should end because the Republicans not only broke the law but he got caught, which politically, is the true cardinal sin. Jack Brammer quoted Williams and also House Speaker Jody Richards:

"If this investigation continues into the session, it will be a major distraction. It will put legislators in a bad mood and will not be good for the Commonwealth," Williams, R-Burkesville, said in an interview. "I think it's time for it to stop."

But House Speaker Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, said the grand jury needs and should have sufficient time to finish "its important work."

"The jury needs time to be sure justice is meted out," said Richards. "More time doesn't bother me, and I don't think it will bother the legislative session.

"We will perform our duties in a way the public expects, even though the governor's power will be diminished somewhat."

What a great precedent we could set here. While Williams can be a potent force when it comes to bullying using his political strength, Stumbo's not slouch. I think this will go on a while.

posted by Stithmeister @ 5:11 PM

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At 9:57 PM, Blogger Daniel S. said...
I can't believe Williams will even get that low and make such comments.

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