Today’s version comes from the House Privileges and Elections Committee. Unlike most committee meetings where patrons and witnesses make statements and take questions from committee members, today’s docket was so full, Chairman Mark Cole (R-88, Spottsylvania) only took reports from sub-committee chairmen, and comments from patrons and executive branch personnel for technical advice.
So when Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13, Prince William) stepped up to the rostrum for his HB 2509, a voter integrity and identification bill, only for the committee to pass it 17-5 in a heart beat, Marshall said:
“I do better when I don’t say anything.”
While the room laughed, it absolutely erupted when Delegate Chris Jones (R-76, Suffolk) rejoined:
“I’ll remind you of that on the floor.”