In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat “one of the most consequential presidents in recent history.”…

…No senator opposed the resolution, although Republican Michael Watson of Pascagoula voted “present,” which counted neither for nor against. Some were absent, including at least two who had gone to Washington for Friday’s presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

Clarion Ledger