From the AJC.
But Morris, in an exclusive interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said Wednesday he increasingly found himself philosophically torn.
“On major issues that are important to me and the people I represent, I’m increasingly out of step with the Democratic Party,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense to belong to a caucus you vote against 90 percent of the time, and not belong to one you vote with 90 percent of the time.”
A half dozen House Democrats switched to the Republican Party last year, when it appeared that the GOP had a chance to win the House and take total control of state government for the first time in 130 years.
Morris, who was re-elected last year with 53 percent of the vote, said he wanted to wait until he could see how Republicans would do when given the chance to lead.
“They ran the House in an orderly fashion, and they came through on many of the issues that were important to me and to them – pro-life, tort reform, ethics,” he said. “I know they proved to me that they were good and the team I wanted to be on.”