Senator John Douglas just shot this over to me:
Doraville City Councilman Tom Hart who has led the anti John King faction resigned from the City Council this afternoon and qualified to run for Mayor. He has totally changed his tune now and is said to support King.
The Veterans and Military Affairs meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed indefinitely.
The AJC is reporting on Hart’s change of opinion as well.
And in case you hadn’t already heard, the councilman involved in this and their attorney, State Rep. Wendell Willard, had said they would not attend the meeting.
Douglas also added:
I am pleased to see that Doraville Police Chief John King and Councilman Tom Hart were able to sit down and discuss the unfortunate situation that has been ongoing in that city. The fact that Hart later resigned his council seat to run for Mayor and the fact that neither he or the other two members seeking King’s resignation were planning to attend the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee meeting in Atlanta Tuesday is a strong indicator that their charges were flimsy and weak at best.
I am pleased that our committee rose to the challenge to help sort out this matter and in the end, helped save the reputation and career of an American patriot. John King has served Doraville, Georgia and America in and out of uniform and we are all better for his service. Because of the turn of events late today, the V&MA Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning will not meet.
I hope that the people of Doraville will now work to put this unfortunate episode behind them. They deserve no less.