WHEREAS, during a medical emergency in the chamber of the House of Representatives, a member of the Capitol Hill Press Corps acted without thought and good judgment in attempting to take photographs and thereby needlessly hindering emergency medical personnel from providing necessary medical care; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that the chair of the Capitol Hill Press Corps is urged to revoke Erik Schelzig's designation as a member of the press to be admitted, pursuant to Rule 22 of the temporary rules of order of the House of Representatives of the 106th General Assembly, to the House Chamber thirty (30) minutes prior to and during any floor session for the remainder of the second session of the 106th General Assembly.
A couple of points about this resolution: First, Schelzig didn't hamper help for Williams, as the video plainly shows. By the time he tried to snap his pictures, Reps. Mike Turner and Gary Moore—two Nashville firefighters—already were tending to the speaker, along with a crowd of others. All Williams needed was a little candy and orange juice.
If the passageway was blocked, it was by the cursing mob of lawmakers—Towns in the middle of it—that rushed at Schelzig. He stayed behind the glass partition that separates the media from the House floor as Towns threatened to whip his ass.
Second, Schelzig is the chairman of the Capitol Hill Press Corps this year. So Towns is urging Schelzig to revoke his own credentials. Schelzig might wish he could do it because it would mean he wouldn't have to cover these goofballs anymore, but we doubt his bosses would let him.
Update: Aunt B thinks Joe Towns is creepy.