Morris Does Switch

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.”

3 comments

  1. Randy says:

    What does everyone think it says about Mark Taylor that his unofficial floor leader abandoned him and his party?

  2. Rebel says:

    This is what scares me. If Taylor doesn’t make the case to Georgia’s voters that Cathy is liberal, it is left to Sonny and then he looks bad for attacking a woman.

  3. Randy says:

    Well, Mark Taylor can’t, because Cathy is more conservative than he is – and in some ways, is more conservative than our governor (I don’t ever remember her calling for new taxes, something that Sonny Perdue will never be able to say).

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