Physician assistants urge Justice to reverse veto
- Author: Aubrey Nash Apr 15, 2017,
Apr 15, 2017, 1:35
He uncovered the first two trays to reveal a "nothing burger" and a "mayonnaise sandwich," references to colorful ways he criticized budget plans earlier this month.
Jim Justice brought several props, including a pile of cow dung, to a budget announcement.
In a letter, Justice said while he appreciated the importance of enabling physician assistants to fully practice their training, patients must be treated by individuals with the most current knowledge and training. "We all should take ownership for this, but what we have is nothing more than a bunch of political bull-you-know-what", he said, showing platters with a burger, a sandwich and, finally, a pile of bull-you-know-what.
After the big reveal he went on to sign his veto of the budget.
Justice posted a video of his political sideshow on Twitter, complete with a "poop" emoji.
They included reductions in social services and taxpayer support for West Viginia's two largest universities.
Justice accused the legislature of playing politics with the bill, presenting him with an unwise document in the hopes that he would veto it.
"We don't have to be a bunch of babies, we don't have to be a bunch of children, we don't have to be one-upping the other party all the time", he said.
"From the beginning, the Senate's position has been to deliver a budget to the people of West Virginia that lives within its means, and to do that within the 60 days of the regular Legislative session. But you know at the end of all the games. there's a family out there, and we're hurting them".
Armstead responded with his own demonstration, pulling dollar bills out of his wallet and stuffing them in a glass jar to represent how much more money a Democratic budget would shift from voters to the government.