You might remember back in November how Tennessee House Republican Jason Mumpower and the dismissed charge that his comic book collection was an ethics violation. Mumpower lost his chance this week to rule over the Tennessee House like Doom in Latveria.
The Tennessean is reporting that fellow Republican Kent Williams was voted speaker through a power move and backing by the 49 Democrats. In a surprise move Williams voted for himself and the Democrats quickly supported him at times sending the chamber into bedlam. Williams had said he’d support Mumpower.
This is the first Republican speaker of the House since 1969, who ironically needed the Democrats to gain control.