State Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, says his Republican challenger has taken his reluctance to use the word “pee” on the floor of the House and turned it into a “cowardly” accusation that the lawmaker engaged in illegal drug use while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.
The incident arises from this year’s debate over a bill to require welfare recipients to submit to random drug tests. Holcomb, an opponent of the measure, took to the well and recounted his experience in the military.
“I’ll also tell you, as someone who went through that – my luck isn’t always the best, and I would always get the call after I had – you know. And so, then I would have to sit there, and drink bottles and bottles of water until I could finally do what I needed to do take the test. It can have a real impact on productivity.”
Said Holcomb in an interview this morning: “I was talking about going to the bathroom, but wasn’t I wasn’t going to say that on the floor of the House.” At