Regarding the Dec. 16 news article “Hunt and Martin criticize GOP efforts to strip executive power”: I was reminded how much things have changed in the last several years. There was once a time when the parties shared a feeling of what was acceptable, when they respected the separation of powers. Now one party in our General Assembly has abrogated its duty.
The Republicans in the General Assembly have now twice under cover of more acceptable pretenses used their ill-gotten super majorities to impose on this state, so closely divided on partisan lines, an agenda that would make the most conservative deep south Republican think twice.
Their most recent actions reek of sour grapes. The Republicans lost an election, which due to its statewide nature they were not able to gerrymander.
In reaction to the voters temerity of electing a man Republicans dislike, they have now attempted to strip this man of his powers assisted by the very governor the voters rejected.
I applaud former Gov. Jim Martin’s willingness to criticize his fellow Republicans and hope that more members of that party will speak out against what is being done in their name.
Aengus O’Duffy Millen