Secretary of State Michael Adams

SECRETARY OF STATE ADAMS: STATEMENT ON KENTUCKY GOVERNOR'S LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM

FRANKFORT, KY – Secretary of State Michael Adams has released the following statement: 

This unexpected lawsuit pertains to House Bill 334, a good-government bill that prevents a governor from stacking the ethics commission with his cronies by allocating appointments among the constitutional officers.

I was disappointed in 2020 when the Governor vetoed emergency legislation to allow us to work together to save the election. Thank God he was overridden; I shudder to think what would have happened had his reckless act stood.

I was disappointed this year when the Governor vetoed a bipartisan election reform bill that every Democratic senator and most Democratic representatives voted for. Now I'm disappointed by his lawsuit to stop Democratic and Republican ethics appointees from working together.

The Governor is at his best on the occasions when he comes out of his partisan bunker, recognizes we are a two-party state, and treats others with respect.

Vetoes and lawsuits, no matter how numerous, are not governing.

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