State Sen. Renee Unterman, a Buford Republican, said her proposal, Senate Resolution 554, shows support to the Iranians who are protesting the government. Unterman is running for Georgia's open 7th Congressional District seat.
“It’s been very disturbing turn on our television sets or to look in the internet and to actually see people (demonize) the ability of being able to express their opinion and the consequences of when they do express it,” she said. “This is just showing support.”
Henson said said the resolution was “playing obvious politics.” He took issue with a portion of the resolution that said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats have “turned their backs on the Iranians yearning for freedom and democracy.”
“You could have done a resolution that honored Iranian demonstrators or gotten to the point of supporting the president’s policy without attacking a political party or individual,” Henson said. “I think it’s a bad policy and I urge the leadership of the Senate to reflect on that and try to avoid it whenever it’s not necessary.”
Both measures passed Tuesday on party line votes.