Holland: ‘Gulf of America’ bill filed to protest GOP agenda
One of Twitter’s worldwide trending topics Thursday afternoon was the Gulf of America.
That’s because Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, has filed a bill that would basically rename the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of America.
Holland apparently is not talking to national media. He did give me about five minutes, though.
“It’s right in line with all the other bullsh** going on now in the Legislature,” Holland said. “And you can quote me on that in capital letters if you want to. Cutting education, cutting healthcare, going after immigrants, all the things the Rebublican majority seems interested in, that don’t do anything to enhance the quality of life and the economic foundation of the average Mississippian. It’s a spamelot bill. I thought it made about as much sense as some of the other stuff coming through here. We’ll see what happens.”
The bill has been referred to the Marine Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Casey Eure, R-Biloxi. The bill will almost certainly die there.
The Gulf of America name, though, will probably stick for a while. I hope it does.