PA House Leaders Scold Members Over Recent Public Controversies

Republican Leader Bryan Cutler and Democratic Leader Frank Dermody scolded the House of Representatives Wednesday regarding their behavior in the wake of a number of controversies involving House members in recent weeks and months. Videos showing state Representative Brian Sims berating people praying outside a Philadelphia abortion clinic is certainly the most recent, but not the only example of House members exhibiting bad behavior. Majority Leader Cutler said the people of Pennsylvania expect better. Minority Leader Dermody’s spokesman Bill Patton said the leaders felt it was important to join forces to “underline the importance of respectful civil discourse.”