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Troopers Ordered to Remove 300-400 Citizens from Public Hearing on Federal Deductibility

April 3, 2009
Iowa Republican
4/2/2009

Speaker of the House Pat Murphy ordered State Troopers to remove all citizens

Just an hour into the public hearing on House File 807, Speaker of the House Pat Murphy ordered State Troopers to remove all citizens who were not scheduled to speak from the House chamber. Murphy’s decision came after Rep. Paul Shomshor warned the people who gathered that if they continued their outbursts, the galleries would be cleared.

Speaker Murphy’s decision to remove the people who had taken the time to speak out or listen to this debate was shocking and something never seen before.

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