I am greatly concerned about the reason Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard gave for replacing Jeannette Mott Oxford with Michael Corcoran on the Special Standing Committee on Children and Families (2/6, Local, “Gay lawmaker questions being left off committee”). Oxford has many years of experience working with children and families and had served on committees concerning children and families since entering the legislature in 2005. Why would Oxford be rejected and her experience discarded?
And how is being “one of my favorite guys” (a quote from Richard) a qualification for appointment to any committee?
Wright City, Mo.