Republican Rhode Island Lawmaker Calls Governor Chafee “Grinch” For “Holiday Tree”

Posted by | November 30, 2011 00:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

Rhode Island Rep. Doreen Costa calls Governor Lincoln Chafee “grinch” and “left as left can be” because the state will have a “holiday tree.”

The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the state’s founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance – where government and religion were kept separate.

Instead of arguing over the tree, the governor called on lawmakers to focus their energy on feeding the poor.

“I would encourage all those engaged in this discussion – whatever their opinion on the matter – to use their energy and enthusiasm to make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow Rhode Islanders,” Chafee told the Associated Press.

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