State leaders exchange angry words over special session

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Governor Steve Beshear isn't keeping his discontent with the special session being called a secret.

"They better do it in five days and not take any more of the taxpayers money to do the work that they should have done this week," commented Governor Beshear.

The legislative session ended Thursday night without approving funding for transportation budget plan.
And Beshear says it's Senate President David Williams getting in the way.

"Because he didn't get his way on his road projects, some 188 million dollars of road projects, he took his ball and went home," said Beshear.

"What proof did he offer for any of those statements? I was here last night, as was the Senate until 12 o clock, ready to act. The Governor is the one that's using statements like take your ball and go home. I'm not using any of those statements," Senate President David Williams responded.

"Oh I'm aggravated, I'm angry, I'm frustrated. There is no reason for sensible people to act like this. He's acting like a child instead of like an adult," said Beshear.

"He needs to get control of himself. He needs to come back over here and act like a governor," commented Williams.

"The people are sick and tired of that, last November they showed him how sick and tired of it they were. I trounced him by about 21 points. But everybody in the state got the message except him," Beshear said.

"He talks about his father and grandfather being Baptist preachers, he must not have learned very much about the New Testament," Williams said.

"We won't always agree on what's best, but when you don't, you sit down and you work things out," noted Beshear.

The state legislature will have a minimum of five days to work on the transportation budget plan as well as a bill aiimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.

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