GOP Asks Hubbard To Stand Down

Step aside. That’s the request from the Alabama Republican Party for House speaker Mike Hubbard. Hubbard’s indicted and facing trial on ethics charges. A state GOP committee passed a resolution Sunday asking Hubbard to let someone else handle the speaker’s duties until his trial is complete. But Hubbard quickly blew-off the request. He called the request premature, and he said it’s just politics. He blamed it on Republican who — in his words — had hard feelings over tax battles in last year’s session of the legislature.