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Rep. Scott requests her committees back; Bedke says, ‘We should talk’

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, speaks during Friday's House session (Idaho InSession)
Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, speaks during Friday's House session (Idaho InSession)

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, rose on the floor of the House today and requested a personal privilege. “The lady has the floor,” House Speaker Scott Bedke said. Scott said, “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I respectfully request that I be returned to my committees, so that I can properly perform my duly elected position and the voice of the citizens in District 1 in North Idaho will no longer be silenced.”

There was a pause, in which Bedke said, “The House is at the 11th order. Uh, we’ll go to announcements then,” before turning to Scott. “Your request and your privilege is duly noted, and we should talk, you and I. Honestly and sincerely, OK?”

Then, he went on with the business of the House, saying, “The House, without objection, will now advance to the 15th order of business, announcements.”



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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