But the new Republican leader, David Senjem, doesn’t see the irony of the situation—or, at least, he doesn’t care to address it. In an open hearing posted by the Twin Cities Daily Planet, a reporter asks Senjem if he’d reconsider the amendment, especially since the governor has requested it be ditched. “It’s way too early to talk about that,” Senjem responds. “This caucus, and certainly the House, is on record on that [topic]. In my mind… I don’t think we’re ready to consider that right now.”
Senjem seems ready to pick up all of Koch’s policy points and continue where they left off. When asked by Fox 9 News what he’ll do differently from his predecessor Amy Koch, he replied: “Maybe not a lot.”
Here’s a follow-up for Fox 9 to ask: If your wife asked you that question, would the answer be different?