Republicans won an historic election victory last fall in Mississippi when they gained a majority in the state House of Representatives for the first time since post-Civil War Reconstruction.
Clearly, the Republican leadership was entitled by virtue of the election results to attempt passage of legislation previously thwarted by the Democratic majority in the House.
Hood isn’t above politics, of course. Few would argue that. But the new Republican majority, which is entitled to push its own program, should consider the other side of this particular question: That Hood, whose powers they seek to eviscerate, was elected three times by the voters as well.