David Williams is reframing himself from being dictator of the State Senate (he stops Kentucky from progressing) to being BATSHIT INSANE!
Bluegrass Politics reports on Williams comments at a meeting of the University of Kentucky Law School Federalist Society:
Kentucky Senate President David Williams declared himself “a Tea Partier” Wednesday and called for repeal of a constitutional amendment that took the power to appoint U.S. senators away from state legislatures and gave it to voters.[...]Settle down. Settle down. Williams said he won't spend much time talking about it on the campaign?!? He just opened up a fricking can of worms...Please continue.
Republican Phil Moffett’s campaign manager, David Adams, said Williams was lifting Moffett’s idea, while McConnell spokesman Robert Steurer and retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning defended electing U.S. senators by popular vote.
“Taking that sacred right away from the American people and giving it to politicians would be a huge step backward for our democracy,” Steurer said.
Bunning said in a statement, “The way it is now is the proper way to do it.”
Williams, a Burkesville attorney, told about 50 UK law students that most of the problems with the federal government stem from the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1913.
He contended that it prevents state legislatures across the country from having input into the ever-growing role of the federal government with its various mandates, such as this year’s health insurance overhaul package.[...]
In my statement, I am a Tea Partier,” Williams said, adding that most Tea Partiers are “angry at the federal government at the level of taxation, at the level of expenditures and at its encroachment.”
Asked after his presentation why he is raising the issue of the Seventeenth Amendment at this time, Williams said he was asked to come to the law school to discuss “the problems that are inherent as to the level of checks and balances between the various branches of government.”
He called it “an intellectual discussion with law students that is being replicated all over the United States of America as people are afraid of the centralization of power in the United States Congress.”
Williams acknowledged that there is an “almost nil” chance that Congress initiate repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment.
He also said he will not spend much of his time on the gubernatorial campaign trail talking about the Seventeenth Amendment.
“But I will talk about it when asked and will tell the people that I don’t think it has served the country very well,” he said.What the hell was Richie Farmer thinking?!?
Governor Beshear, any response?
Matt Osborne, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign, said the governor is focused on job creation.It's gonna be entertaining.
“We’re not going to get into these issues between Williams and Moffett in the GOP primary,” he said.