In the wake of passage of HR 1162, which will put a proposed constitutional amendment for state-ordered charter schools on the November ballot, state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, accused Republicans of engaging in “corruption” to get four of his Democratic colleagues to switch sides for the required two-thirds majority.
From the press release:
“Republicans will cripple our public school system, the future of our children, their constituencies and the future economy of this state in order to gain a title. Deals have been made for jobs, appointments, redistricting and more. What they have proven in the debate of HR 1162 is that the State Capitol is for sale. It is corruption in every sense of the word,” said Fort.
The senator offered no specifics. Nor did he out Democratic colleagues who allegedly took the favors.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider