Obama resolution never revived by Georgia lawmakers
Sat, 04 Apr 2009 10:59:44 GMT —
Georgia's black lawmakers will have to wait another year to make President Barack Obama an honorary member of their caucus.
The legislative session ended Friday night without another vote on a resolution that would have appointed Obama to the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. The resolution would have honored the president as a politician with an "unimpeachable reputation for integrity, vision and passion."
The measure was blocked by a group of House Republicans who said they were forced to vote it down because House Democrats refused to hash out a compromise over the resolution's wording.