Gazelka and other Republicans went on to outline issues they had with Leppink on workers’ compensation, wage theft legislation, youth employment restrictions and “wedding barn” regulations.
“I knew she needed to go,” Gazelka said, “that she was not doing her job.”
DFL Minority Leader Susan Kent fired back.
“I want to say that I think this is outrageous,” she said in a rebuttal on the Senate floor. “It is a travesty and it is absolutely not fitting of the Minnesota Senate to handle something of a serious nature without due notice that this would be discussed.”
Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said it was a pure political power play.
“Thank you Senator Gazelka for your expansive explanation of why you launched this sneak attack and this ambush on this chamber because you wanted to create an unfair advantage in opposition to a Governor who has shown some…