In keeping to my word in my December 29th article, I need to show how one State Representative in Delaware completely went back on her word to me on the House Bill 50 Veto Override. She can sit there and say she never votes yes on a suspension of rules, but I find that to be completely irrelevant since she plotted behind the scenes with the ridiculous alternatives to House Bill 50.
On January 1st, Rep. Briggs-King responded to my request for support on the veto override, knowing it would be made public.
From: “BriggsKing, Ruth (LegHall)” <Ruth.BriggsKing@state.de.us> To: Kevin Ohlandt <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, January 1, 2016 7:21 PM Subject: Re: House Bill 50 Veto Override
I supported the original legislation and my position is firm. I will not waiver
Ruth. Sent from my iPhone
*Bolded for emphasis
I graciously thanked her for her support:
On Jan 1, 2016, at 7:28 PM, Kevin Ohlandt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you very much for your support! It is much appreciated! Happy New Year, and I have a funny feeling you will be seeing me lurking around Legislative Hall in the next six months. Take care,
Not even a week later, she did a complete 180 degree turnaround based on the SAT announcement. So much for a firm position she would not waiver from…
From: “BriggsKing, Ruth (LegHall)” <Ruth.BriggsKing@state.de.us> To: Kevin Ohlandt <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, January 7, 2016 6:29PM Subject: Re: House Bill 50 Veto Override
As you can imagine there has been much activity regarding the override this week. I am pleased with the new Secretary of education as well as the recent announcement of dropping the smarter balance test and using the SAT for juniors
I want you to know I’m considering the options on this potential veto.
Ruth. Sent from my iPhone
*bolded for emphasis
Two emails, two different positions, one flip, one result. Keep in mind Rep. Briggs-King originally said “not voting” on the suspension of rules for House Bill 50 yesterday. And then, since she is early in the alphabet and upon hearing most of her Republican Housemates voting no, she changed her “not voting” to “no”. Let us also keep in mind she voted yes for House Bill 50 twice last spring. She is a serial flipper…
For any opponent choosing to run against Rep. Briggs-King this year, I will gladly forward you the actual email on this.
2 thoughts on “State Rep. Briggs-King : The Serial Flipper For Student & Parental Rights”
For those “Representatives” that do not “represent” their constituents, the only resolution is to vote them out of office.
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I wonder why she changed her vote. Sometimes it is done for procedural reasons, don’t know if that was the case here.
By the way, listen for the Del State Chamber on Opt Out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzUKhhPLWZg