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War of words between Gov. Justice, West Virginia Senate continues


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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, left. Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, right.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The relationship between Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate continues to sour after a new round of barbs were exchanged Monday.

Justice, during a press conference, addressed comments made by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, calling on the governor to resign.

“For months, everyone has been talking about it, but now I am clearly and loudly saying it: Jim Justice is an embarrassment to our state and should resign and try to attend to his family business obligations,” Blair said in a statement Monday.

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