Man calls for resignation, arrest of Gov. Bryant after announcing candidacy for governor

Man calls for resignation, arrest of Gov. Bryant after announcing candidacy for governor

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - An independent candidate is now running for governor after he said his rights were violated.

You may remember Ed Reich. He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors back in 2014 and 2015.

Reich said he's running for governor after the State of Mississippi refused to renew his driver's license. He's also running because he says Gov. Phil Bryant is enforcing laws that may infringe on the 14th Amendment.

Reich is now demanding the resignation of Bryant.

"I'm here today demanding justice and reparations so that I may love and my descendants may live in peace for the rest of our days. I'm calling for the immediate resignation of Gov. Bryant, who knowingly and willfully broke the law, which deprives us of life, liberty, and due process. I believe a warrant should be issued for Mr. Bryant for him and his crimes so he may experience due process first hand," said Reich.

Here's a full transcript from the speech Reich gave Monday:

Hello, and thank you for being here. My name is Ed Reich, and you should remember me from my campaigns for congress and Jackson County supervisor in 2014 and 2015.

WLOX News Now reached out to Governor Bryant's office after hours Monday night to request a response to Reich's allegations.

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