Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Rep. Morrow Rips Governor’s Request For Bi-Partisanship

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Just days before the 2016 Special Legislative Session, Republican Governor Robert Bentley sent a letter to all members of the Legislature, asking they put aside polls and political parties and “consider only the people we serve.”

In reply, Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) wrote Bentley saying, “That request coming from you is laughable.”


Morrow’s letter, which was delivered to Bentley on the first day of Session, bluntly accuses the Governor of always playing party politics, from the Accountability Act to the selection of a new State Superintendent of Education.

In the letter, Morrow says Bentley engaged in partisan politics when he “signed the so-called “Accountability Act” which took millions of dollars from the school children of Alabama.” He also accuses Bentley of deceiving Superintendent Tommy Bice about the Accountability Act, when he stated, “Bice was not informed of the changes because he would have opposed them.”

He further asks if partisanship wasn’t at the heart of Bentley’s vote making Michael Sentance, a Massachusetts education consultant, head of the Alabama Department of Education.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Next, Morrow produces a laundry list of grievances against Bentley, ranging from his use of BP funds to refurbish the Governor’s Beach Mansion, to his alleged lover’s intervention in a local bill Morrow sponsored, during the 2013 Regular Session.

He then assails Bentley for not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and then ravages him for lying to his friends about the cause of his divorce.

Morrow finally asks once again, “what happened to Wanda’s desk?”


Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

More from the Alabama Political Reporter

Featured Opinion

We continue to elect people based on nothing more than party affiliation, and the resulting stupidity is absolutely killing us.


Students listen, think and respond. The world we live in today sure could benefit from that.


Officials say the provisions in the bill would help about a million small business owners and employees as well as self-employed individuals.


The officials pointed to a record number of states with unemployment rates below 3 percent and a 43-day streak of declining gas prices.


The Real Estate Commission executive director failed to cover his portion of his daughter’s medical expenses, according to legal filings. 


Our state needs to improve this year. Get vaccinated, don’t be a jerk, and by all means, let’s try to make 2022 better.


A critical program that ensures working families don’t go broke trying to stay healthy is set to expire this fall.


After passage of the American Rescue Plan, the average cost of Obamacare premiums in Alabama fell to $70.