Hemingway calls for Removal of House Criminal Justice and Safety Chair, Laura Pantelakos

by Mike

Candidate for NHGOP Chair Andrew Hemingway calls for the Immediate Removal of House Criminal Justice and Safety Chair, Laura Pantelakos


Yesterday at the NH State House, hundreds of citizens came together to provide testimony to the House Criminal Justice and Safety Committee in regards to HB 135. The citizens who took valuable time out of their busy schedules arrived and gave testimony both in support of and in opposition to HB 135. After a particularly moving statement from a citizen in opposition of HB 135, there were a few who clapped briefly showing their support. It was at this point that the Chair showed her true bias and her true ideology by saying, “Show some respect for the members of this committee. We are forced to sit here and suffer through this… I am not going to tolerate this!”

“Suffer through this” …That is to say that the chairwoman listening to voters voicing their opinions on legislation is to suffer. This is the Democrat leadership’s opinion of listening to New Hampshire voters. This is without a doubt the most divisive, extreme leadership we have ever seen in the State House. Candidate for NHGOP Chair Andrew Hemingway, who attended the hearing yesterday, said “I was at the hearing and hundreds of citizens sacrificed time from their jobs and families to attend this hearing and were disrespected by the comments of the chairwoman. I am calling for her immediate removal as Chair of the committee. If the burden of listening to voters is too great for the chairwoman, than it is incumbent upon Speaker Norelli to remove her as chair and replace her with one that respects the voice of the people.”

He continued, “Following the removal of the Redress of Grievances committee and now these statements, it is becoming apparent that this Democrat-lead House is not interested in hearing from the citizens of New Hampshire. They were elected to represent the voters of New Hampshire, yet their unwillingness to listen begs the question: Who exactly are they representing?”

Press Release: Andrew Hemingway 603-203-4063

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  • Susan

    Representative Pantaloons is an embarassment to herself, her party, the General Court and to her employers, the people of New Hampshire.
    I applaud Andrew for having the courage to stand up and call for her removal; we should back him up and floor Ms. Norelli with emails, phone calls and letters; maybe even picket the LOB til she packs her bag.

  • http://www.GraniteGrok.com/ Rick Olson

    Right after she said it, I turned to the folks around me and said, “Well now, there is a quote for the Grok!”

  • BurtCohen

    Hemingway is shockingly ignorant and he clearly doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.

    Chair of the Republican Party! How far they have dropped.

    • granitegrok

      If I remember right, you looked really ignorant on CloseUp a few weeks ago. As Penny Dean said, you ought to know the subject domain before trying to debate it.

      Saying that “well, I’m not a gun guy” at a gun debate to cover up your blatant ignorance of the field does not exactly lend much cache to you calling Andrew “ignorant”.

    • nhsteve

      If it was a Republican that had said it you’d be applauding Ray Buckley and Kathy Sullivan as they raked them over the coals–likley joining in along side.

      You know, I know it, Andrew knows it, and he’s inclined to give back as good as we get.

      He knows exactly who he’s dealing with and if he wins you’ll be spending an awful lot of time doing something you are not used to…playing defense.

    • C. dog e. doG

      This is just the sort of tempestuous temerity up with which I will not put. Haaarumph!
      – Sir C. dog, Lord of the Canids

  • tesha

    The Chair was refering to the applause, which has been banned from every Hearing – brief or not.

    Man, letting Hemingway not only get away with saying it, but then repeating it here… not very Grok at all.

    • C. dog e. doG

      Banned, banned you say! The horror of a, a, applause. (Don’t tell Liza Minnelli) Wonder what you and Safety Chair Laura Pantload thought about the much more manly gestures from the hired and paid union thugs that showed up during the last legislative session to shout down proceedings. Hmmm, cat got your tongue, tesh?
      – C. dog

      • tesha

        So in having a discussion about the facts being of no interest to the author and his subject, the best you have is to misuse names. That is pathetic

        • C. dog e. doG

          Oh lil’ tesh, I was merely mocking your duplicity. I notices how you weren’t addressing the big scary guys who showed up in the gallery to shout-down legislative proceedings. Maybe ‘cuz you were too busy undressing them with your eyes …
          – C. dog lobbing badmittens over safety nets

  • C. dog e. doG

    Those who demand respect get none, Madame Safety Chair Pantaloados.
    – C. dog

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