Md. Senate President Calls for Civility After Veto Override
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (Photo: AP)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland's Senate president is calling for civility after Democratic senators have received what he called "the most vicious hate mail you can possibly imagine" in the aftermath of a veto override vote.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, made the appeal from the Senate rostrum Friday. He called on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to stop his supporters from singling out senators after the legislature's veto override of legislation allowing felons to vote when they are on parole and probation.
Miller says one person called a senator's office and said he hoped the senator's wife would be raped as a result of his vote.
Doug Mayer, Hogan's spokesman, says if lawmakers don't want their constituents to be upset with them, they shouldn't vote for items their constituents "absolutely despise."