State Representative Lee Schoenbeck apparently brought all his shotguns to the cracker barrell today, where he leveled all his verbal weaponry at House Majority Leader Brian Gosch over his handling of the Ed funding bill this week.
According to the Watertown Public Opinion:
Rep. Lee Schoenbeck was particularly critical of House Majority Leader Brian Gosch of Rapid City and his actions surrounding House Bill 1182, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposal to raise the sales tax a half-penny to fund teacher salaries and property tax relief.
Adding punctuation to his explanation of the changes affecting the technical schools, Schoenbeck said thanks should go to Gosch and “a group of clowns” whose obstinance opened the door to the change. He then added he probably shouldn’t have called them “clowns.”
Schoenbeck cited one particular instance involving his fellow District 5 Rep. Roger Solum and Gosch. He said Gosch delivered the body’s code of ethics to Solum and highlighted provisions of the bill Gosch said should preclude Solum from voting (dealing with the technical institutes, as Solum is employed by LATI).
“It’s the most disgusting, political act I have ever seen a coward do in a setting, to behave the way Brian Gosch did,” Schoenbeck said.
He said real leaders don’t handle issues like Gosch did.
“But, if you’re pond scum, you’d try and intimidate someone who’s not voting for you.”
And there’s more. Click on the link.
(This next week might be a little tense in that time between lunch and session where people caucus.)