The Senate sponsor of a Georgia General Assembly resolution related to shifting the state line to tap into Tennessee water told reporters he didn’t feel insulted by two Chattanooga city representatives dropping off bottled water today.
Asked if he felt like the act was in any way demeaning, state Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, said “you have to take it for what it is.”
“It really has nothing to do with the legal arguments or historical claims that the state is making with respect to the border,” he said.
The Georgia House also has passed a separate resolution related to studying a move of the line.
In response to the General Assembly approving the resolution concerning moving the Tennessee-Georgia state line slightly to the north, the mayor has proclaimed today “Give our Georgia Friends a Drink Day.”
The shift is meant to reach part of the Tennessee River, a water source envied by lawmakers in parched Georgia.
Matt Lea, special assistant to the mayor, and Councilman Manny Rico came to the Georgia General Assembly on behalf of the city this morning.