All hell broke loose on the Senate floor today with David Williams, Julian Carroll and Katie Stine all going insane. We hope somebody caught this on film!
UPDATE (11 a.m.): Fiery debate lasted for about 45 minutes Friday morning on the Senate floor over Gov. Steve Beshear’s expanded gambling proposal.
Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, got the ball rolling by welcoming state Rep. Greg Stumbo back to the General Assembly.
Williams then challenged members who support expanded gaming — not just allowing voters to decide — to stand up. Just three senators — Denise Harper Angel, Tim Shaughnessy and David Boswell — did so.
“Three out of 38, there you are governor, you’ve got a long way to go,” Williams said.
Stine and Carroll argued over the rule that calls for senators to address the chair and not other senators directly and then Carroll said: “As attractive as you are, I need to look other places,” referring to his desire to address Williams.
CRAAAAZY. This gambling bit is one big, hot mess and we can pretty much guarantee NOTHING will be accomplished on anything else for at least, oh, forever. We’re waiting to hear if Governor Steve Beshear plans to show some leadership and if the KDP plans to do the same. Definitely not holding our breath.