Clark, meanwhile, said he had no regrets about his decision to criticize Ralston.
“If losing my committee chairmanship is the price I need to pay in order to do what’s right by my constituents, country and conscience, then so be it,” Clark said. “We shouldn’t be tolerating this real-life Halloween monster.”
As news of Clark's resolution ricocheted around the Georgia Capitol, a string of prominent figures who had previously stayed out of the fray rallied behind Ralston. That included former Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, and former Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat.
Clark wasn't the only anti-Ralston dissident to experience a demotion.
State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, was removed from his position as vice chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee. Jones also signed on to the resolution to oust Ralston. He'll be replaced by Republican state Rep. J. Collins of Villa Rica.
In another move, Ralston assigned Democratic state Rep. Scott Holcomb to a subcommittee that controls the state's spending on public safety.
Holcomb worked with the chamber's Republican leadership to resolve a huge backlog of untested rape kits, and he's raised concerns about inadequate funding for the program.
Insider’s note: This item was stripped and expanded from the Daily Jolt.