Representative-elect for the Fourth Electoral District Mark Vanterpool has showed up for today’s April 2 sitting of the House of Assembly.
It is unlikely that Vanterpool will be allowed sit among his colleagues in the parliamentary opposition considering that he is the only candidate who was elected in February’s general election that has not been sworn in.
Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock is refusing to swear in Vanterpool who submitted what he and the governor believe to be a ‘constitutionally invalid’ letter or resignation. Vanterpool later changed his mind about resigning.
Speaker Willock is now seeking legal advice from the courts on whether Vanterpool should be sworn in.
In the meantime, today’s sitting of the House is for the 2019 budget to presented.
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