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Berkeley delegate moves to unseat Speaker of the House


The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Delegate S. Marshall Wilson, R-Berkeley, made a motion Wednesday, the first day of the 2018 session of the West Virginia Legislature, to unseat Speaker of the House Tim Armstead.

“This is my duty,” Wilson told The Register-Herald. “I’m not frustrated or angry. It has nothing to do with Armstead personally. It’s about the job and the way it’s done.”

Wilson offered no explanation for his motion during the floor session. Delegate Daryl Cowles moved to table the motion, which was approved.

In an interview after the floor session, Wilson argued the current leadership has been too selective about who gets to speak and which bills are introduced.

“The real issue is we’re not doing our job because he’s not allowing us to,” Wilson said. “The leadership has disenfranchised a huge portion of the representatives of the state by not allowing them to speak.”

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