Thursday, May 23, 2024

ARGOP: State Cars for Constitutional Officers?

I asked John Thurston, Mark Darr, and Mark Martin on Twitter whether any of them would accept a state-owned car in his new position. Credit where it’s due: Darr stated explicitly, “no,” and Thurston wrote:

@bluehogreport John will be using a state provided vehicle for business purposes only. Use will NOT include his commute to and from work.

I have no reason to doubt either of them, and, GOP lawsuit or not, I have no problem with Thurston’s answer. Using a state car while at work in your state office and on state business is pretty much what the state cars were intended for.

To this point, I have not heard from Martin.

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