Ga. lawmakers block Obama honor

By: Assoicated Press
By: Assoicated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House voted against approving a
resolution that would have honored President Barack Obama and
praised him for being a politician with an "unimpeachable
reputation for integrity, vision and passion."

The 70-to-68 vote Thursday infuriated members of the Georgia
Legislative Black Caucus, who designed the proposal to make him an
honorary member of the group. State Rep. Keith Heard, D-Athens,
said "it makes you wonder what exactly is going on in Georgia."

The measure was blocked by a group of House Republicans,
including state Representative Austin Scott of Tifton.

Scott objected to wording in the resolution that he said suggested the
entire House approved of the president's actions.


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