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Republicans condemn Democratic senator's remark on Maryland Gov. Hogan as attempt to link him to George Wallace

Republicans condemn Democratic senator's remark on Maryland Gov. Hogan as attempt to link him to George Wallace

Some Republicans are calling out a Democratic state senator, saying he compared Gov. Larry Hogan’s order to start school after Labor Day to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who blocked black students from attending public schools in the 1960s.

As the Maryland Senate debated Friday a bill to return control of school calendars to local school boards, state Sen. Paul Pinsky argued that one person — Maryland’s governor — should not be allowed make a decision on behalf of students statewide.

“No one individual, ladies and gentlemen, no one...

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