He’s only one senator, though. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, who presides over the Georgia Senate, showed even-poorer judgment in keeping that chamber fully “open for the people’s business,” as he wrote in a statement March 10.
We believe Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, made the right and prudent call. On March 10, Ralston suspended the student page program, banned most guests from House chambers and urged the “public in the strongest possible terms” to watch proceeds from afar.
Yes, much is unknown about this new virus and how it spreads. That makes it even more important for people – and especially our elected leaders who hold great influence over this state’s affairs – to follow the counsel of health experts.
The Editorial Board.