In an interview with Kevin Landrigan, outgoing Gov. John Lynch lambasted former House Speaker Bill O’Brien for an intentional lack of communication that led to a total breakdown in trust. Lynch conceded “he underestimated the venom that would greet him” from the former Speaker:
“I thought that I would still be able to work together in a collaborative way, much like I was able to do in 2005 with the Republican leadership at that point,” Lynch began.
“Before you can trust each other, you have to be able to communicate with each other. I stayed very much in close communication with the Senate, with the Senate leadership, but the speaker didn’t want to communicate with me at all.”
“When there is no communication, there is no trust and that is where that relationship really fell apart and it fell apart not only between the House and the Senate, between the House and myself but within the Republican caucus,” Lynch declared.
“Nobody trusted each other, and you can’t get something done if that’s the case. It’s true for this building as it is for private companies.”