Another State Representative is facing the wrath of the Speaker:
[T]he Gainesville Times is reporting this morning that state Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) has been stripped of his Health and Human Services subcommittee chairmanship for the same reason.
“This is something I knew could possibly happen if I voted for Mike Evans,” Collins told the Times. “It’s very frustrating, but I felt the need to vote my conscience and my constituency. I made those decision based on what I felt was best for this community.”
You know, the Speaker has spent a lot of political capital since the end of the 2007 session and at every turn his has failed miserably. Everything from Gena Abraham to the so-called “GREAT plan” (GlennTax) to the re-election of these two GDOT members.
I’m just wondering when the rebellion will happen. This year? Or when it comes time to elect the Speaker next year.
[UPDATE – 4:15pm] Thanks to a commenter for the article, Insider Advantage notes that two more members have been purged by Glenn Richardson. The latest victims are Martin Scott and John Meadows.
[UPDATE – 5:14pm] I have another name, but I’m holding off on posting it.
[UPDATE – 5:59pm] It is also worth pointing out that every member that has been punished at this point is a member of the conservative caucus, the 216 Group.