They may be in the minority, but Senate Democrats in Georgia have repeatedly found a way to make their point this session. Galloway has the details of their latest....adventures.
5:04 p.m.: Here's an update from Galloway. The upshot is that Senate Republicans are experiencing a crisis of confidence in their leadership. You will recall that even before session began, certain members worked together to do to Lt. Gov. Cagle what had done to Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor -strip him of his power and make his position effectively ceremonial. The difference of course is that Taylor was a Democrat presiding over a new Republican majority while Cagle is a Republican. Turns out that knives stabbed in backs can be removed and appropriated for other purposes. Today, when Sen. Hooks (D) offered a perfectly innocent piece of legislation asking that the rules be changed to restore 'points of personal privilege' to the front of the Senate agenda each day, the legislation was a Trojan horse, serving as a vehicle for a no confidence vote in the Senate leadership. With 14 Senate Republicans abstaining, an amendment to engross the legislation failed, allowing the bill to move forward to rules and then to the floor for debate. By opening debate on this Senate rule, all Senate rules will be fair game - including the rule used to strip Cagle of his power.With their caucus fracturing around them, the Senate Republican caucus fled the chamber and met behind closed doors. Galloway reports that Cagle, with body guard in-tow, met with them for about 20 minutes. There will be more fun tomorrow.