Days after Connecticut State Rep. Robin Comey (D) was discovered to have been drunk while giving a floor speech on a bill, House Speaker Matt Ritter (D) said he “admonished” his colleagues.
Lawmakers apparently have been drinking in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) during the pandemic while they’ve been permitted to vote remotely.
“It’s fair to say that myself and [House Majority Leader] Jason [Rojas] have admonished people,” Ritter said about the Democrats involved, reported CT Mirror.
“I think the incidents are a little more isolated, maybe not as widespread as some might think, but there’s no question that we expect people to be adults, to understand the consequences of their decisions,” he added.
Comey admitted to have been drinking on May 27, but Ritter publicly addressed the issue Wednesday, a couple of hours after Kevin Rennie, a political columnist for the Hartford Courant