If you believe everything you read in the papers, you'd think that Pilcher-Cook was relieved of her duty because she violated a Senate rule by adding an anti-Obamacare amendment to an unrelated bill.
That's Wagle's story, and she's sticking to it. Unfortunately, the liberal press is all too willing to believe anything Wagle says.
Here's the truth:
Wagle gave Pilcher-Cook a series of ultimatums that had absolutely NOTHING to do with Senate rules. In order to keep her chairmanship, Pilcher-Cook was to promise to:
- Support Wagle for Senate President next year;
- Support Wagle's positions in front of the caucus;
- Make it clear to the caucus that P-C supported Wagle over Sen. Terry Bruce;
- Help get Wagle re-elected;
- AND hold a hearing on Medicaid expansion or anything else Wagle asked.
I've had about enough of supposed Republican Susan Wagle. This women, often praised by the media as a "conservative" is anything but.
Wagle tried to kill the Second Amendment Protection Act in 2013. She was merciless in stabbing conservatives in the back over religious freedom legislation last year. She always opposes legislation that would curb or at least de-incentivize illegal immigration. Wagle did not support E-verify!!
She isn't a conservative, and I suspect she never was. She gets a lot of glowing press, which should give everyone a bit of a clue about her politics. Meanwhile, her sole claim to anything worth mentioning is that she's a cancer survivor. Trust me, you're about to be inundated with her cancer survivor story (again), because this hard-nosed lefty plans to run for governor.
Don't be fooled by Susan Wagle. She's a liberal cloaked in conservative clothing. Blech.
Count me a member of #TeamMaryPilcher-Cook.