This is making national news. Tennessee Republicans thought they had a mandate to push through all their stone age legislation. Not so fast. The Dems pulled a fast one and elected a moderate Republican.
I like Kent Williams. He is tough, smart, and has integrity. He cares about Tennessee as opposed to partisan politics:
The Republicans think leadership is get a majority and be boss of the planet. That is not the leadership we need. Here is video of the historic event:
Williams said that “I probably did violate my promise,” but that it was outweighed by a desire for change that would bring bipartisan fairness to the Legislature while protecting employees.
“I believe history will record that this was a great thing for the state of Tennessee,” he said.
Williams said he would push for passage of a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution that has been killed in Naifeh-appointed committees in past years after winning approval in the Republican-controlled Senate.
While saying he still considers himself a Republican and will not become a Democrat, Williams acknowledged that he may be banished from the GOP.
And an article in The Tennesseean.