HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock says departing Lt. Gov. Angela McLean’s frustrations with her role as No. 2 were “disruptive” to his work on behalf of the state.
In a statement released Friday night, Bullock says, “This happens every day in businesses across the country, where the fit just isn’t right.”
The statement comes after MTN News reported that emails between Bullock and McLean detail the rocky relationship between the two. Those emails were requested by, but not released to, The Associated Press.
State officials announced Nov. 30 that McLean was leaving her job to work in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.
McLean told Lee Newspapers on Friday night, “I loved every part of my job as lieutenant governor.”
She begins her new position next month.