PA Speaker Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
HARRISBURG -- House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement regarding today’s order from the U.S. Supreme Court:

“We are in receipt of the U.S. Supreme Court’s one-line order denying our application for an emergency stay of the congressional map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“We continue to believe that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority in an unprecedented fashion when it legislated from the bench, by adding new requirements for drawing congressional districts which do not exist either in the Pennsylvania Constitution or the U.S. Constitution, and by drawing its own map.

“Nonetheless, we respect the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and are prepared to move on to other issues of importance to the people of Pennsylvania.”

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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