Press Release 02#
Speaker King deeply concerned over "Flawed hearing process"
Washington, D.C: Speaker Teddy King has expressed his dismay over the role of congressional Republicans in leading an invalid hearing into the allegations of nepotism leveled at both the speaker's brothers, Reggie and Augustus King. The speaker made it clear that the house rules had yet to be even voted on, deeming that the hearing started by Congresswoman Jacky Williams to be invalid, while as ranking member of the committee, Mrs Williams broke various house rules concerning the creation of hearings, even if the rules where adopted by time the hearing started. The speaker called on the hearing to be stopped immediately and for an independent ethics committee that included both democrats and republicans, excluding Congresswoman Williams to be created.
"This "hearing" violates house rules to begin with, there was no vote for recommendation to hold said committee/hearing, there was no motion to call witnesses or subjects to testify nor was there a vote to confirm a list of potential subjects. Furthermore the hearing is invalid, as the house rules have yet to be even approved yet. This hearing under house rules would be illegal in both ways. As Congresswoman Williams pontificates about observing the laws of this country, she is holding an illegal hearing right now in Congress. She is holding a hearing with no house rules to govern said hearing and she is operating without authority of the house. I call for an immediate end of this hearing until the house rules are voted on and approved so we can appoint an independent ethics committee to go forward."