Delays In Mississippi House

Work in the Mississippi House of Representatives is being delayed because black caucus members are having bills read aloud as a form of protest.

Caucus members are doing this to challenge a redistricting bill they say could hurt the chances of black or democratic candidates from being elected to the State Supreme Court, public service commission, or transportation commission.

After a machine generated voice spent several hours on Thursday reading a 293 page bill, the house voted later that night to limit its own members’ ability to make speeches if they think their integrity is called into question.

The vote to revoke this personal privilege was largely supported by republicans and opposed by democrats.

Democratic representatives are calling the change quote “Outright Bullying.”

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