Letter: Neither steeped in party affiliation can be trusted, he saysTO THE EDITOR: It’s just how career politicians on both sides roll.
By: Tom Winkler, Prescott, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: It’s just how career politicians on both sides roll.
May 31, Minnesota State Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead) announced his retirement after 36 years of public service. Rep. Lanning served as mayor of Moorhead before being elected to the Minnesota House, where he served five terms. He reported that he had recently received death threats and other menacing phone calls related to his support of the Viking stadium.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, State Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead) authored the Viking stadium bill that was recently passed and signed into law by Gov. Dayton (DFL). State Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead) said “after prayerful consideration,” he wanted to spend more time with his grandchildren and that he was stepping down.
He forgot to mention that the prayerful consideration included deciding to accept an appointment to the board that will oversee the stadium he helped make happen. He also forgot to mention the excessive amount of money he will receive as a result of that appointment.
I am curious, were the DFL legislators who backed the bill without getting bought off angry because they could have gotten more?
A disingenuous person with an (R) behind his name is like a disingenuous person with a (D) or a (DFL) behind their name; neither can be trusted to do the right thing and, if you did what they did, you would need a lawyer.
Those so steeped in their own party affiliation to not see that they are part of the problem.