CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- During the recent legislative session, Delegates Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, and Harry Keith White, D-Mingo, sponsored an idiotic bill requiring West Virginia police to arrest any U.S. judges, FBI agents, U.S. marshals or other federal officers who enforced U.S. gun laws. The federal officials would face felony prison terms for enforcing laws.
Now Skaff and White are top contenders to become the next speaker of the House. Can you imagine the late-night TV jokes if either wins?
The pair also supported a law forbidding Charleston to take any steps to protect residents from pistol danger. In that travesty, they were joined by all other announced aspirants for the speaker post: Brent Boggs, Tim Miley, Mike Caputo and Don Perdue.
Upcoming legislative leadership apparently will be sad, sad, sad.