“He got emotional,” an unnamed legislator who attended the private meeting said, according to the Topeka Capitol-Journal reported on Wednesday. “He was eager for us to come together as a party.”
Another lawmaker said Brownback described making budget cuts “really difficult to do before.”
Brownback’s office didn’t respond to requests for comments by the Kansas newspaper.
In the Tuesday meeting, according to the Capitol-Journal, Brownback expressed concern that if House and Senate lawmakers didn’t come to a deal he would have to order sweeping 6 percent cuts across the state’s budget.
Brownback, according to legislators at the meeting, also recalled all the public criticism he’s received over the dim state of Kansas’s budget, including being booed at a NCAA game in Omaha between two Kansas universities —Wichita State and The University of Kansas.
Oh, set it to music, you big dumb pink thing. You caused this mess, you and your flying monkeys brought the state to the precipice and then gleefully pushed it over and now you’re the one that’s crying? Feh.