Published January 14, 2014 by Fred Lucas, White House correspondent (TheBlaze)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, the chairwoman of the National Governors Association, told TheBlaze that a state-driven constitutional convention “certainly is one way” governors are looking at to reigning in the federal government.
Fallin and five other governors on the NGA executive committee were at the White House Tuesday for a meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Last month about 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, to promote a constitutional convention as a means of controlling the power of the federal government. Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently signed legislation supporting a convention, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal supports a convention to achieve a balanced federal budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
TheBlaze asked about Pence and Jindal’s position.
“We are all concerned about the deficit of our nation and spending that has gone on here in Washington, D.C.,” Fallin responded. “Americans are concerned about the direction our nation is going, whether it’s looking at a constitutional convention, or whether it’s trying to get a grasp on entitlement spending, or whether it’s trying to make government more efficient or effective.”