POLL: Do Recent 'Episodes' Paint NH House in a Bad Light?
Outgoing House Speaker William O'Brien ripped Democrats this week following the resignation of two recently elected state representatives.
It's been a wild week in the New Hampshire House, even though it isn't currently in session.
Much of the week has been spent debating whether State Representative-Elect Stacie Laughton, D-Nashua, should resign her post after it was learned that she failed to inform voters about her criminal record prior to the Nov. 6 election. She originally decided to resign, then reconsidered, then decided again on Thursday afternoon that she would step down.
Also this week, State Representative-Elect Robert Thompson, D-Manchester, announced that he is resigning his seat because he recently moved to Florida.
House Speaker William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, made it clear he's not leaving the speaker's seat quietly, issuing a press release Wednesday slamming the Democratic Party for failing to identify better candidates.
"These sad episodes paint the entire House in a bad light and demonstrate the need to get back to electing individuals who are committed to serving the people honorably," O'Brien said.
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