Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins (r) [January 2014 file photo].
Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins (r) sent out his constituent legislative update this morning. He ended it with a comment about the last week:
House Elects a New Speaker
Immediately upon convening on Friday, Speaker of the House John Diehl resigned his position and the body unanimously elected Representative Todd Richardson Speaker of the House. Following a front-page story, the House GOP caucus determined that we would accept the choice of Speaker Diehl to resign his leadership position and his seat. Speaker Richardson will be a wonderful leader and I look forward to serving with him.
Uh, did he say the front page story was the reason for accepting the resignation? Or was it the inappropriate behavior? Just asking.
Ruh, roh… (May 13, 2015)
What? We’re all what? May 13, 2014)
A big Diehl in Jefferson City (May 14, 2015)
No Diehl in Jefferson City (May 14, 2015)
A new leaf? (May 15, 2015)
John Diehl’s precipitous retirement (May 15, 2015)