|Speaker Tom Leonard (DarKen Photography)|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Speaker Tom Leonard tells West Michigan Politics that "National Popular Vote" legislation will never receive a vote on the House floor while he is Speaker.
In a statement to WMP, Leonard says that he won't move the bill.
"I support the electoral college and the Constitution as our framers intended," Leonard said. "I have no interest in taking this bill up during the rest of my tenure as Speaker."
Leonard, who is running for Attorney General against Democrat Dana Nessel, has long opposed the NPV scheme.
24 State Senators support the horrendous National Popular Vote proposal, a majoriry...
Nearly all the House Dems and at least 15 Republicans support it, a majority...
Thank you, Mr. Speaker! What a blessing to have a candidate for a Attorney General who stands for constitutional principles despite ENORMOUS pressure to abandon the bedrock of our Republic.
Leonard refuses to give in to the powerful special interests from the Lansing and DC swamp trying to push this horrendous legislation on Michigan.
All hell broke loose in Lansing on Sunday evening when WMP revealed that the lead sponsors of the controversial bill finalized it during a vacation to Hawaii paid for by lobbyists.
As many as two dozen other lawmakers attended the trip, including co sponsors who signed on while in Hawaii.
Grassroots activists ignited a firestorm over the legislation, even planning a protest on the lawn of the Capital.
The Detroit Free Press subsequently confirmed the Hawaiian vacation took place, yet *again* vindicating WMP's reporting...
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.