Massachusetts lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on possibly allowing an interim appointee to temporarily replace the late Senator in Congress.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A temporary replacement for the late Senator Edward Kennedy may possibly be named prior to a special election. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Massachusetts lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on whether a replacement should be allowed prior to January’s special election, which Kennedy requested before his recent death. The state’s law would have to be modified for such an allowance.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is quoted as stating of the issue, “This is the only way to ensure that Massachusetts is fully represented,” however, there is uncertainty as to whether it will actually happen.
Many Senate Democrats support the change in the state’s legislation, citing the need for as many votes as possible as the debate continues over the health care reform plans of President Barack Obama.
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