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Bedke on Rep. Scott: ‘I hope she has learned something from this that will make her a better legislator’

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, after having her committee assignments restored during today’s House session, said, “I’m just glad that citizens of North Idaho will now have a louder voice.” She said she’ll have a statement later today.

House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, released this statement:

“Rep. Heather Scott has acknowledged that what she said and did, on numerous occasions, was wrong. She seems to have taken ownership and responsibility for her offensive comments. She has made efforts to apologize to those who were personally harmed or offended by her statements and actions. It’s unfortunate that it took her this long to do so, but that is all I required her to do. I expect her future actions to confirm her sincerity. I hope she has learned something from this that will make her a better legislator.”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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