To the Editor,
Regarding the "fight" between Governor Dan McKee and Attorney General Peter Neronha outlined in a recent Providence Journal article, the story asks whether Neronha's refusal …
To the Editor,
Regarding the "fight" between Governor Dan McKee and Attorney General Peter Neronha outlined in a recent Providence Journal article, the story asks whether Neronha's refusal to represent the state in its legal effort to remove a homeless encampment on the State House steps was a "tactic or tantrum?"
The answer is both. Neronha is having a "tactical tantrum," a tantrum designed to lay the groundwork for a run against McKee in 2026. His excuse that his office is underfunded doesn't hold water since his budget has grown at least 18 percent in the past two years
Do the citizens of Rhode Island want a governor who refuses to honor his constitutional responsibilities as demonstrated by Neronha's refusal to represent the state in its court battle to evict the homeless encampment which, by the way, caused the governor to hire outside counsel at more taxpayer expense?
Does the Ocean State want a governor who, referring to the current governor's request for clarification on Neronha's refusal to represent, told the press, "I just ignored it...if things I've done in the past have caused issues over there, it doesn't really matter to me?"
If Neronha so cavalierly dismisses his responsibilities to Rhode Islanders as AG, how would he treat us as governor? Him waving his middle finger comes to mind.
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