The TreasonI am on the House floor at this hour, and I am still agog at what happened here yesterday. Kent Williams guaranteed at least twelve members of the House Republican Caucus that he was going to vote for Jason Mumpower, and told Mumpower this three times. The deal to make Williams speaker was a Democratic coup d'etat so that control of this House can be maintained. Democrats had better never talk to me about the 2000 Presidential Election again. The party opposite accuses us of "stealing" a presidential vote. In Tennessee yesterday, Democrats made an arrangement to nullify an entire legislative election-and that is precisely what happened.
Kent Williams lied to his fellow Republicans, made a deal with the Democrats to make himself Speaker in return for giving the other party power, and betrayed his Caucus and the voters. He does not give a damn.
Even this morning, Williams was running around the plaza trying to kiss arse-he even tried to butter me up, and I won't be rude to the weasel, but I refuse to call him Mr. Speaker-Representative Williams will do.
Democrats in the House and across Tennessee should remember this: You will regret this in a terrible way, and I am not saying that because of the political consequences of this evil doing-those are coming, but you have bigger problems. Your members have elected a Speaker who is known to be short a few bricks, even by some of the old Naifeh Republicans here. He cannot run the House, he will be a puppet of others, and there will be days this year when business in this House grinds to a halt because the Speaker, who has previously been a member all of two years, has no clue what to do.
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.