MS Legislature, week 2: ‘I will cuss you out …’

“I would like to adjourn today in memory of the Alabama Crimson Tide.” — Rep. John Hines, D-Greenville, taking a dig at Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, an avid Alabama fan, after the team’s loss to Clemson in the football championship. “You’re out of order — turn the gentleman’s microphone off, please.”

“I will cuss you out if I feel like you need it, and you can cuss me back out.” — Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville

“Is the chairman the owner of an insurance company? … Somebody’s trying to line their pockets. I don’t know if it’s the chairman or not.” — Rep. Adrienne Wooten, D-Jackson, on a mandatory auto insurance bill, referring to House Insurance Chairman Gary Chism, who owns an insurance company

“I’ve got four children. One of them ain’t worth killin.” – House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith,

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