A Tennessee lawmaker has dropped a bill linking academic performance to a family’s welfare benefits after an intrepid 8-year-old girl followed him around the state Capitol, relentlessly questioning him about the measure, the Raw Story reports.
State Sen. Stacey Campfield was greeted by Aamira Fetuga, a homeschooled 8-year-old, who presented him with a petition signed by people opposing his welfare bill, according to the Tennessean.
… The confrontation continued during what appeared to be long, uncomfortable walk to the Senate floor for Campfield. “Using children as props is shameful,” he grumbled at one point. But the protest tactics may have worked because Campfield decided to withdraw the bill before Thursday’s vote after several other former supporters began to express doubts.
Watch the video of the “walk of shame”: