The Indiana GOP continues pattern of profound moral corruption ending the week in racism on the floor of the State House chamber
We know we can't trust the Indiana Republican Party when it comes to governing our State. Their leadership has mismanaged the pandemic, undermined public education, and worked to erode safety nets for Hoosiers in need.
Yet, this week Republicans took it to a new level and illustrated the extent of the moral corruption in their party. Here are the headlines:
February 13, 2021: U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young voted to acquit former U.S. President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the United States of America.
February 14, 2021: Attorney General Todd Rokita posted a Valentine peddling the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump.
February 16, 2021: News reports discovered Todd Rokita kept his job with Apex Benefits, creating a conflict of interest for the Attorney General.
February 17, 2021: Despite recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Governor Holcomb still refused to make teachers a priority for a COVID-19 vaccine.
February 17, 2021: The Indiana Republican Party supermajority voted to override Gov. Holcomb’s veto on landlord-tenant rights, opening the door to future evictions...during a pandemic.
February 17, 2021: U.S. Senator Mike Braun announced he was against raising the minimum wage and providing 892,000 Hoosiers a pathway to a livable wage.
February 17, 2021: Floyd Commissioners oppose own party on state control of solar, wind energy projects.
February 18, 2021: Members of the INGOP supermajority shouted down and silenced Indiana’s Black elected leaders who spoke out against discrimination in legislation.
February 18, 2021: John Krull column: Todd Rokita tries out his act following the Trump pattern of pushing big lies.
February 19, 2021: Black Indiana lawmakers face Republican boos in debate
February 20, 2021: John Krull: Lawmakers behaving badly, again
The headlines send a clear message. The GOP in Indiana is out of control and can't be trusted.