The Georgia lawmaker who led a caucus meeting over an alleged plot by President Barack Obama and the United Nations to bring about a communist dictatorship using mind control will be at the helm of a Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) initiative, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.
Starting next month, State Sen. Chip Rogers (R) will reportedly be leading the unnamed new program, which GPB said is "designed to facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs." However, Rogers avoided discussing the matter with both the newspaper and WSB-TV, which had reported on his activities involving "Agenda 21." The station released footage of reporter Lori Geary and photographer Tracy Reeves catching up to Rogers at his car.
"I've done about a dozen interviews," was all Rogers said before driving away. "Gotta get to my son's basketball practice."
However, according to the newspaper, Rogers did tell WSB-FM the program would cover radio, television and online outlets, and that he would report directly to GPB Executive Director Teya Ryan.
"We're going to try to bring, and tell the story of Georgia business and Georgia businesses – combined with education, and how we can bring those together," Rogers said.
Rogers brought undue attention to himself last month when he chaired a Republican caucus gathering at the state capitol to look into what former Georgia Tea Party activist Field Searcy called a "conspiracy to transform America from the land of the free, to the land of the collective."
When the radio station asked Rogers this week if he agreed with Searcy's theory, Rogers demurred, while also incorrectly saying Agenda 21 -- a non-binding 1992 U.N. initiative concerning balanced development implemented during George H.W. Bush's presidency -- was passed during Bill Clinton's administration.
"It wasn't my presentation," Rogers said. "It was simply fulfilling a request by a group of constituents ... I think sometimes people get caught up in attacking the messenger, and in this case, I wasn't even the messenger."
Rogers also accused Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats in the House of Representatives of being in favor of it.
"The Republican National [Convention] passed a resolution saying Republicans are against it," Rogers said, correctly. "As a Republican, I would be against it. So I'll just leave it at that."
Watch video of Rogers escaping questions about his new public broadcasting job, posted by WSB-TV, below.