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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:52 AM

Senate Republicans issue stark rebuke of Fetterman one week after shouting match

Senate Republicans sent a strong warning to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on Tuesday: learn the rules of our chamber or cede your duties to someone else.

All 28 Senate Republicans signed a searing letter sent almost one week after Fetterman failed to enforce parliamentary rules against a member of his own party. The incident devolved into an unprecedented shouting match on the Senate floor.

In their letter, the Republican lawmakers said Fetterman “scarred the institution” of the Senate by ceding the floor to Sen. Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, last Wednesday, just before legislators voted 26-24 to eliminate a cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians.

They said his actions showed blatant disregard for the Senate rules, which were unanimously approved by senators at the start of the year. Among other actions, the Senate rules dictate how legislation gets passed and who can speak on the floor.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/senate-republicans-issue-stark-rebuke-of-fetterman-one-week-after-shouting-match/

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