Rep. Seabaugh Critical of Governor’s Role in Speaker Selection [VIDEO]
State Representative Alan Seabaugh talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the selection of Rep. Clay Schexnayder as Speaker of the House and expresses concern over what his speakership will mean to those - including himself - who back a conservative agenda.
More details from theadvocate.com:
"A divided Louisiana House on Monday installed Gonzales Republican Clay Schexnayder as speaker, capping a months-long, contentious battle for the post and delivering a blow to conservative leaders who sought to put state Rep. Sherman Mack in the position."
Seabaugh tells KEEL listeners that, though Schexnayder has a conservative voting record to rival Mack, it is the support of Governor John Bel Edwards and 100% of House Democrats that makes him (Seabaugh) wonder to whom Schexnayder will maintain allegiance.
The Shreveport rep also comments on how the Schexnayder selection may affect any tort reform legislation in the House, even though the new Speaker maintained during his recent reelection campaign that it was a top priority.