Rules Listening Session Highlights Democrats’ Hypocrisy, Kail Says
HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, said Wednesday night’s listening session led by Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) over House operating rules shows the hypocrisy of the speaker and Democrats generally.

“I want to thank the Republican members of the rules working group for attending the listening session and hearing input from the public when no Democrat in the group other than the speaker himself decided to show up,” Kail said. “It is hypocritical of the Democrats on the committee, and in the caucus generally, to say that hearing from Pennsylvanians is important before moving forward, while at the same time refusing to actually show up to listen. It’s just Democratic politics as usual where there is a significant disconnect between the truth of their words and the proof in their actions.”

Kail added that the speaker himself is being equally hypocritical.

“That equally goes for Speaker Rozzi, who last night pledged to create rules that take power out of the hands of a few leaders, while simultaneously saying he himself will keep our chamber shut down and members locked off the floor until he gets what he wants,” he said. 

“The answer is clear: It is time for the speaker and his Democratic colleagues to stop the obstruction and clear the legislative choke points. They need to join us in returning to Harrisburg to organize and allow us to vote on issues of critical importance to Pennsylvanians,” Kail concluded. 

Representative Joshua Kail
15th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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