Excerpt From: PhilBerger.com.
Sen. Wesley Meredith (R-Cumberland), co-chair of the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee, made the following statement at Wednesday’s committee meeting after Secretary Larry Hall failed to show up to his confirmation hearing a second time:
“As you all know, last week a three-judge panel denied Gov. Cooper’s request to continue blocking Senate confirmation of his cabinet secretaries – as provided for in the state constitution.
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“Yet, once again, his nominee is a no-show. We are very disappointed Gov. Cooper has ordered Secretary Larry Hall not to participate in this fair, open and transparent hearing process.
“Committee members, there has been a lot of discussion on whether Gov. Cooper’s secretaries have been formally nominated.