Bollier bucks conservative group think

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July 24, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Sen. Barbara Bollier, R-Mission Hills, was removed from her position as vice chair of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee in retaliation for publicly supporting a Democrat. KCUR

Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier has never tried to look like something she is not. The Mission Hills Republican votes her district, which is moderate, and speaks her mind, conveying not only talking points but on occasion, original thoughts. Weird, right?

Both parties and our political system as a whole would be better off with more such independent operators.

But we can’t say we’re surprised that Bollier is being punished by her party, which wants to expel her for showing she won’t be dictated to.

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