The Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal has produced one of those odd unions between Republican conservatives and Democratic liberals.
Members of both factions are calling for the head of Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, one of many business leaders who supported ousted superintendent Beverly Hall throughout the investigation.
On Monday evening, state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) upped the ante with a protest in downtown Atlanta – to argue that Williams’ defense of Hall will reflect on next year’s regional penny sales tax for rail and road projects.
At one point, in an e-mail, a Chamber executive suggested that the findings of an early investigation should be “finessed” past then-Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Williams is also treasurer of Citizens for Transportation Mobility, and will have a major hand in fund-raising for the campaign.
Williams has been out there defending himself. He gave two TV interviews last Friday – one to Channel 2 Action News.