“I will be candid, she was removed because she was not supportive of the charter school effort,” says Gunn.
But Representative Whittington says that decision may lead to a slippery slope. “Are you going to remove people from committees every time you don’t like where the vote is going? And so you’re going to stack it in your favor in order to push though legislation without adequate debate.”
“I’m just trying to make sure that we wind up with a good strong closely worded charter school bill that is going to serve the best interest of our children.”
Before Speaker Gunn promoted Whittington to Vice Chair of Tourism she held a bipartisan opposition that kill charter school bills in the committee.