A spokesman for Gunn says the meeting was just that – a meeting with some of Gunn’s top advisors and supporters.
But Brandon Jones, of the Mississippi Democratic Trust, said the meeting was using the public Capitol “for an awards banquet for top Republican donors.”
“The Speaker and his campaign director can call it what they want,” Jones said. “It’s gross, that’s what it is. It’s gross to use the Capitol this way. It’s beneath the dignity of that office and it’s unprecedented.”