According to Jan Murphy of the Patriot-News, the State House Speaker became so emotional during a debate over medical marijuana that he shed tears.
Apparently, House Majority Leader Dave Reed was trying to convince Turzai to back the legislation during a closed-door meeting of the GOP caucus. Reed pointed to the poll numbers that show a vast majority favor medical marijuana. Turzai, however, was vehemently against such a position.
Murphy reported that one person in the room described it as a “John Boehner-like breakdown”.
Those present said he became so emotional that it even became difficult to understand what the Speaker was saying. He also left after speaking, leaving his colleagues annoyed.
Nevertheless, the Rules Committee voted to send the State Senate’s proposal to the House floor yesterday.