Friday, May 24, 2019

The Speaker Speaks on McLeod

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn issued the following statement: 

“My office is proactively dealing with this situation on many fronts,” said Speaker Philip Gunn.  “I have requested the House legal staff to research our options for action as this case unfolds.  I have contacted the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee and requested the committee to closely monitor this case and determine what steps need to be taken.

“Finally, if the allegations prove to be true, I have requested the House legal staff to research the correct process for the removal of the member if he does not voluntarily resign,” said Speaker Gunn.


Anonymous said...

It's sicking that Mississippi has so many rednecks.

Anonymous said...

Tater told him to do it before Hood takes over the prosecution.

Anonymous said...

Good for Mr. Speaker. Investigate the matter fully, and then act. There are certainly spurious allegations of domestic violence, which is why the House should do its own investigation. But if the allegations are true, remove his ass post-haste. If he did what she said he did, he is unfit to be a man, let alone a member of the legislature.

Anonymous said...

11:26 It is also sickening that so many of them can't spell.

Anonymous said...

Attn 11:29 He is unfit to be a man, but from what I have unfortunately seen, this apparently does not make him unfit to be a Mississippi state legislator. I.E. Speaker of the house, John Horhn, and numerous others (DUIs). Why not cut the fat out of the legislature, REDUCE THE SALARIES AND EXPENSE ACCOUNTS, reduce membership in line with what Texas utilizes, and stop the lobbyists from running both houses. This plays a big part of being recognized as the worst run state in America.

Anonymous said...

McLeod was drunk and had bloodied his wife's nose after she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. Man, he was a horny old man.

Anonymous said...

Don't come home a drinkin' with loving on your mind.

Anonymous said...

If he refuses to resign and he is currently unopposed, can someone do a write-in campaign to run against him?

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I am a really worried for his wife now. He may try to kill her because he thinks she is the cause of his demise. DV is truly a scary thing and unfortunately it can have deadly consequences when the abuser is exposed or thinks he/she will lose everything.

Anonymous said...

11:46, I believe you mean the previous President Pro Tempore of the State Senate (not the one in office now). The parents and sister of the Speaker of the House were killed by a drunk driver. I might disagree with his politics or style, but I would never accuse the Speaker of the House of driving under the influence.

Anonymous said...

12:28 no

1:11 losing a $11,000 per year job is not a demise, but if being a legislator is somebody's lifelong aspiration, maybe it is his demise.

Two prominent republicans in the legislature recently got DUI's and shrugged their shoulders like it was not big deal, same as what Horne did. It is too bad the voters don't feel like JJ posters.

Anonymous said...

4:29pm I disagree. It's one thing to beat your wife and then it's another thing to have the entire state know you beat your wife. And this guy has made the national news as of today. He is going to be persona non grata for a good minute in Mississippi. Can't be all family values if everyone knows you got drunk and beat your wife cause she didn't get naked fast enough. We got our limits here in Mississippi too.

Anonymous said...

5:33 said, "We got our limits here in Mississippi too".

Please post that list. I've wondered for years.

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