Atlanta, Jan 10, 2022 – The 2022 Georgia General Assembly session started early Monday morning, only to adjourn almost immediately, so lawmakers could make the college football national championship in Indianapolis, where the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide will face off Monday evening.
The House convened a little after 8:30, an hour and a half prior to the usual start time. The Senate opened as usual at 10 promptly. Both sessions heard a scripture reading, recited the pledge and approved a calendar before wrapping up until Wednesday.
“Go Dawgs!” said House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as he wrapped up the session, and a highlight video for the Dawgs showed on video screens as lawmakers filed out of the chamber.
Not to be outdone, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Georgia Tech graduate who presides over the Senate, also wished the Dawgs well in their quest to finally beat Alabama after seven straight losses, including this year’s Southeastern Conference championship game and the 2018 national championship contest.