Trip Pittman says boom work was legal, but he wouldn’t do it again

State Sen. Trip Pittman said Tuesday he believes that he did nothing wrong in accepting a $639,000 oil boom contract with Fairhope while he had oversight of dividing up Baldwin County’s share of the BP PLC grant money. But he said that he would not do it again.

“I probably should have recused myself and tasked someone else with that responsibility,” Pittman, R-Montrose, told members of the Press-Register Editorial Board.

Trip Pittman says boom work was legal, but he wouldn’t do it again

If you have to tell people something you did is actually legal, it’s probably questionable at best.