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Stumbo tweets he 'got thrown out of the White House after shouting match'

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo (Source: WAVE 3 News) House Speaker Greg Stumbo (Source: WAVE 3 News)
“Just got thrown out of the White House after a shouting match with the administration over coal,” was the message that appeared on Stumbo’s Twitter account. “Just got thrown out of the White House after a shouting match with the administration over coal,” was the message that appeared on Stumbo’s Twitter account.
“OK, just kidding about getting kicked out, but the meeting was heated to say the least and cut short,” Stumbo’s account later said. “OK, just kidding about getting kicked out, but the meeting was heated to say the least and cut short,” Stumbo’s account later said.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo caused a stir Wednesday when he appeared to write on social media that he had been removed from the White House.

“Just got thrown out of the White House after a shouting match with the administration over coal,” was the message that appeared on Stumbo’s Twitter account.

Stumbo later said he was “kidding” about being removed but said a meeting between three top-ranking Kentucky House Democrats and an official from President Barack Obama’s administration about coal had been contentious.

“OK, just kidding about getting kicked out, but the meeting was heated to say the least and cut short,” Stumbo’s account said.

The Kentucky House Democrats’ Twitter account showed Stumbo, Majority Leader Rocky Adkins and Democratic caucus leader Sannie Overly smiling in two pictures outside the White House.

Brian Wilkerson, a spokesman for Stumbo, said he knew the speaker was in Washington but couldn’t immediately confirm whether Stumbo had made the social media posts.

A spokeswoman for Adkins said she hadn't been briefed on what happened during the meeting.

In April, Stumbo reported that his Twitter account had been hacked, although he has been posting legitimately in the months since.

Stumbo is from Floyd County, in the heart of Eastern Kentucky coal country, and is not shy about his support for the coal industry.

He has tied himself closely with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has portrayed herself as pro-coal during the campaign.

The Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules that many Kentucky politicians have criticized as having the potential to harm the state’s coal industry.

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