I was a little disappointed and saddened that it was postponed when it was our understanding that the bill would move onto the floor and would be protected from amendments.

Unfortunately, the leadership wanted to defer to members who didn't have the same opinions of stlawarts such as John Lewis, John Conyers, and Martin Luther King, Jr., who walked on the Edmund Pettis bridge.

I'm saddened by the members from my state who had that kind of view.  I'd have hoped for them to ensure that Georgia doesn't revert to its practices from before 1965.

We've come a long way, but to change the formula would be a poison pill to weaken the imapct of the 1965 Voter Rights Act.

Those who truly believe in democracy don't want that to happen.