(WICHITA, Kan.) — A group says Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal needs to resign. Speak out Kansas is gathering signatures for a petition.
In an email, the Speaker cites Psalm 109, verse 8, which reads "Let his days be few and let another take his office."
However, critics point out verse 9 of that passage goes on to say "Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow."
“I’m shocked by O’Neal’s statement,” said Speak Out Kansas Director Monty Shaw. I truly can’t fathom this is the belief of one of the most powerful elected officials in our state. By delivering such a divisive assertion, it appears Mr. O’Neal cares more about scoring political points than the health of our nation.”