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Tue., June 25, 2013, 2:28 p.m.

Morse Responds To Censure Attempt

Rep. Ed Morse (pictured), R-Hayden, gave Huckleberries the following letter, which he has asked to be read to the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee prior to a vote on the motion to censure three other legislators and him for supporting a state health exchange. Morse told Huckleberries that the Central Committee chairman and secretary advised him that they wouldn't read the letter tonight. Here's the letter:

Prior to the scheduled censure vote Tuesday, please read this letter into your minutes and provide a copy of this letter to each Central Committee member.  The resolution passed Jan. 2, 2013 by the Central Committee asked for legislators to defy the Obamacare law upheld by the Supreme Court in NFIB v. Sebelius.  I took an oath as a legislator to uphold the law, even ones I disagree with.  The resolution passed by the Central committee preceded the final state bill, so it could not consider the actual House bill provisions.  We agree on our opposition to Obamacare, but we disagree on how best to achieve that. More here.

Question: I can't figure why local Republicans would refuse to read a letter presented by a Republican legislator who's facing a censure resolution. Can you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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