After yesterday evening's post revealing what Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said in a closed-door GOP Senate caucus meeting, Twitter lit up with perplexed GOP operatives demanding to know the source for the story.
Now , I know the GOP isn't the party of education, but I kind of thought that part was obvious. Let's go through this: 1) Phil Bryant said this in a meeting that wasn't public. 2) Only Republican Senators were in the meeting. Therefore, 3) one or more Republican Senators or Phil Bryant himself later openly discussed what Bryant said.
As if that's not enough, Bryant's remarks also became the basis for discussion on the Senate floor during the debate of Senate Resolution 692, which would send the Legislature home subject to call of the Lt. Gov. and Speaker if a deal is reached on redistricting. Bryant wanted it to pass (it did), as legislators then have cover for their failure to redistrict. And that's a failure that lies at the feet of Bryant.