Local legislator’s Tweets land on statewide website
Tweets by the newest member of Hartselle’s Legislative Delegation have landed him on a statewide website.
Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, was attending an orientation in Tuscaloosa for new Legislative members. The group heard from political veterans, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg, a journalism professor at the University of Alabama.
According to al.com, a website operated by The Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times and Mobile Press Register, Bragg’s presentation didn’t impress Henry.
Bragg spoke to the group about the state’s poor and the responsibility to help them.
In a series of tweets, Henry wrote the following according to al.com:
“Don’t know how much more I can take of Rick Bragg lecturing me on working people and how removed we are.”
“Now Rick Bragg is preacing (sic) to us supporting the Obama Healthcare plan. Just know where your money is going when you buy his books.”
“Hopefully today I won’t have to listen to a 1.5-hour lecture from a multimillionaire whose own family doesn’t talk when he is around.”
Henry also described the orientation as “left-leaning.”
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