Excerpt From: The Daily Haymaker. Written By: Brant Clifton.
In December, Tim Moore had to promise his caucus that NO HB2 repeal legislation would make it to the House floor without majority approval within the House Republican Caucus. In February, Moore had to convince his caucus that he was not working on a back-door sellout on HB2 with the Democrats.
Well, some closed-door shenanigans at the legislature today have quite a few people calling B.S. on Speaker Timmy.
Word began circulating early today that a House Republican caucus meeting had been called. My sources tell me that, when members began showing up at the meeting room, they found folks with lists guarding the door to the meeting room.
“They were checking the lists, and if your name was not on the list, you were not getting in the room,” one source on the scene told me. “I saw at least one member of House leadership blocked from entering the meeting room. That got me wondering: ‘What kind of caucus meeting is this that bars a member of leadership from attending?’ ”
A little bit of investigation by THAT source, and three others, uncovered that Rules Committee chairman David Lewis was running the closed-door meeting. Sources who had been in the room told ME and my on-site sources that Lewis was in the room twisting arms and trying to line up enough Republican votes to team up with the Democrats and overturn HB2.