This audio is a great example of how heated the legislative enviornment is becoming in Pierre between select individuals.
Tensions were high in the hearing of HB 1142. Reps. David Lust and Stace Nelson essentially call each other liars in this testimony. I hate to see a legislative session come to this and Nelson said it all when he started his testimony off by saying “Well, if you liked the first two you’re gonna really love this one.”
Testimony then begins to rehash his complaints from a few months ago regarding the Legislative Research Council and House Leadership.
For quick reference of speakers, below is a list of when different individuals speak in the audio.
Nelson’s opening, -14:00 testimony by Robert Bender (Hanson County resident), –10:26Rep. Abdallah interupts to say “This has all been hashed over.”, –7:42 Rep. Hoffman comments on testimony, -6:30Rep. Hunhoff makes motion to move HB 1142 to the 41st day. 2ndby Turbiville., –4:45 Rep. Gibson, –2:25 Majority Leader Lust closes
During Lust’s closing statement Nelson can be heard accusing Lust of spreading lies to the media about him, and the accusations reach a boiling point.
What will it take to resolve this issue?