Transcript available here: bettergeorgia.com/actions/sen-steve-gooch-senators-fear-nathan-deals-retribution-2/
When asked if Chip Rogers was worthy of his new position, State Sen. Steve Gooch replied simply: “No.”
In a caught-on-tape moment, a GOP senate leader tells a Georgia taxpayer that Georgia Public Broadcasting can’t fire Chip Rogers because of the governor’s political pressure, and, instead, “they probably would have cut three or four employees and kept him.”
Sen. Gooch said in a recorded telephone conversation (click to listen) that the State Senate never approved and doesn’t support the governor’s appointment. The same goes for members of the House.
But because of the fear of retribution, no elected Republican feels safe to say what they really think in public.
“That’s one you’d talk about behind closed doors,” Sen. Gooch said.
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