The Birmingham News reports:
Alabama’s candidate for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives suggested that God gave him clarity to break a campaign promise and run for a sixth term in office. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, who was first elected in 2014, broke the promise when he announced he would seek a sixth term in office.
Palmer said another candidate at a forum made the pledge and he followed suit without consulting God. “I didn’t pray about it,” Palmer said, according to Alabama Today. “Sometimes you get ahead of God.”
The Alabama congressman contended he planned on abiding by the pledge until early March, when he prayed to God “for clarity” on his decision.
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Palmer just dropped out of the speaker race.
— Sean Reilly (@SeanatGreenwire) October 24, 2023