Sen. Anthony Muse, who represents the district that includes National Harbor, testified in a Senate hearing Wednesday against Prince George's ExecutiveRushern L. Baker III's plan to locate a high-end casino there.
Muse said he objected to the way Baker excluded him and other local representatives from consultation over the county's choice -- calling it a breach of legislative courtesy. He asked senators to delay any decision -- which could push a required referendum into 2014.
Muse's testimony represents an open breach between two of the county's top Democratic elected officials.
“I object to the site,” said Muse, arguing that the location should not be chosen without competition.
“The appearance of this is wrong and the process is wrong,” Muse said.
Baker recently endorsed incumber Democratic U.S.Sen.Benjamin L. Cardin, who is being challenged by Muse in the Democratic primary, for re-election.