Sviggum: I won't step down even if the U sees a problem

  1. Listen Steve Sviggum talks with Cathy Wurzer on Morning Edition

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Here’s what University of Minnesota regent Steve Sviggum told Morning Edition’s Cathy Wurzer about how he’d react if the Board of Regents finds a potential conflict of interest between his regent’s position and new job as Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus spokesman.

(And he sounded pretty adamant):

Wurzer: If the board comes back and says look Mr. Speaker, we think this a problem, you’ll step down.

Sviggum: No.

Wurzer: From the board.

Sviggum: No.

Wurzer: So if they say this is a problem, you will not step down.

Sviggum: I don’t intend to, Cathy. Again, you’re talking about a hypothetical situation.


  • Stephansonprop

    Sviggum walk away from easy government money???NO WAY. If you want to get rid of him you’ll have to threaten him with a job where he actually has to work for a living. He’s been at the Teet soo long he wouldn’t know what to do in the real world. What I have heard he has not paid for a lunch or dinner in 20 years.

  • Busy Body

    Just like a politician, make the rules for somebody else!