– Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court picked the Carter plan for congressional districts:
“This is not about where lines are drawn or where they could have been drawn. The court has now confirmed once and for all they do not abide by the state and federal Constitutions.
“Only the map submitted by House and SenateRepublicans followed all constitutional guidelines, went through a deliberative legislative process and was endorsed by a judicial body.
“The process for creating district lines is clearly defined, and even if the governor refused to follow the process, it does not allow the courts to just pick and choose when or when not to follow the law.
“Sadly, candidates and voters must now submit to a unilateral court that sees itself above every person in our Commonwealth.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff
Chairman Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Benninghoff Media Contact: Jason Gottesman
Cutler Media Contact: Mike Straub