He Said, He Said
Butts indicated Main counseled Riley to wash his hands of the issue and let acting Chief Justice Gorman Houston remove the monument. Main counters that he never spoke to Houston about the issue before or after the Butts meeting.
Here's the relevant text:
Butts: "That was Main's advice: 'We don't have to do anything because Justice Houston and the court are going to do it for us. And that's just how it played out."It's a relatively minor point as Main and Butts were not the primary actors in the first Riley/Moore showdown and don't look to have too high a profile in the upcoming one. Of course Gorman Houston could clear this up if he were so inclined. But something tells me he'd rather leave all this unpleasantness behind him. I don't blame him.
Main: "I had had no conversation with Gorman Houston prior to that meeting you wrote about, and I don't recall having a meeting with him afterward, either. And I certainly would not have made the kind of statements attributed to me by Terry Butts."