Apparently, English was awarded the office after crossing party lines to help Republicans overturn a Jay Nixon tax cut veto.
When Republicans cross over, they are said to be “growing” in office. When Democrats do the same, they’re betraying their friends. Rep. Karla May of St. Louis called English out in front of the Democratic Caucus for allegedly breaking the rules.
Unafraid of skewering a sacred cow, English reportedly said that if Michael Brown hadn’t been breaking the rules, he’d be alive today. While his colleagues swooned, English turned and left the meeting.
This retort prompted Joshua Peters, another St. Louis Rep, to send a letter to Caucus Chair Gina Mitten. He accused English of making an “insulting and racially charged remark.” He explained that “racist remarks” are supposed to be the province of Republicans, not Democrats. The solution: “condemning his remarks and expelling him.” Continue reading