Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — A petition seeking to impeach the Republican State Board of Education member from Northeast Texas appeared online earlier this week.
Uploaded by a conservative, grass-roots organization called, Voices Empower, the petition cites SBOE trustee Thomas Ratliff’s status as a lobbyist as the reason to impeach the elected official.
However, it is the moderate Republican’s ongoing defense of the controversial curriculum guide, CSCOPE, that’s driving the online effort.
“They’ve been clamoring about this for four years,” Ratliff said of the conflict-of-interest accusation, which the second-term official asked the Texas Attorney General to vet before his first term started in 2010. “Ever since I took the oath of office, they’ve been trying to get rid of me.”
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