I do feel that a falsehood was perpetrated on members of this body, to the people of Carter County (Williams' home), to the people of this state. The Lord admonished but selected capable men from all the people, men who fear God, truthful men who hate dishonest gain. . . .And Mr. Speaker, I feel personal ambition was put ahead of the state of Tennessee. It was done by a member of this body. . . .Mr. Speaker, that member is you and I call on you to go back and run as an independent or Democrat.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Germantown lawmaker calls for new Tenn. House speaker to resign
It's getting nasty on the Hill in Nashville. Following Rep. Kent Williams (R-Elizabethton) election as House Speaker, Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey of Germantown has called for him to resign: