More news on Harford coup
Tensions among members of the Harford delegation in Annapolis are growing, following last week’s coup that replaced the chairman and vice-chairman.
One member of the delegation at the center of the flap, Richard K. Impallaria, called for another emergency meeting of Harford lawmakers yesterday, exactly a week after the uprising. According to a fun-to-read story on the Dagger web site, Impallaria – outsed last week as vice-chairman – was effectively calling for a re-coup. He wanted to install in two other people as co-vice chairmen. His move failed. Even one of the lawmakers he nominated as vice chairman, Dan Riley, voted against the proposal.
The meeting was held as an apparent robo-call began hitting telephones in Harford. The text of the call is also on the Dagger site. It appears to be an attack on Del. Wayne Norman, by Del. Susan McComas, who was toppled as chairman last week. McComas said she knew nothing of the calls, and finds them dispicable.
If you’re a resident of Harford County, you better hope there are no legislative issues that require the full force of the delegation to muscle through the Assembly. (In Annapolis, local delegations decide on matters pertaining to their home counties.) These folks, it seems, won’t be getting on the same page any time soon.