April 28, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT PRO TEM GLENN COFFEE
“The Democrats, while claiming to want to avoid a distraction, continue their persistent drive to try and create distractions. Today’s letter from the minority caucus is nothing more than their attempt to distract from the good news of progress we are making under Republican leadership in the State Senate.
“Once again, the minority caucus is resorting to the lowest level partisan politics to achieve what they could not achieve at the ballot box.
“They and their cronies have engaged in a relentless and expensive campaign of gutter politics for over a month now, and they are clearly frustrated that the Republican agenda continues to move forward unabated. Contrary to assertions in their letter, my caucus and I have not allowed their tactics to distract us, as was evidenced today in our news conference, where we released a list of almost fifty significant and positive reforms that are moving forward in the legislative process.
“Within the past month, I have disclosed all that is required of me.
“We will continue to move our agenda forward, and not allow Democrat obstructionism to divert our attention.”