Tue., November 17, 2009 11:42am (EST)

Political Fallout from House Speaker Glenn Richardson's Suicide Attempt?
By Rickey Bevington
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Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
What is the political fallout from Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson's attempted suicide? (photo courtesy Ga. House of Representatives)
What is the political fallout from Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson's attempted suicide? (photo courtesy Ga. House of Representatives)
Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson recently tried to take his own life.

Police found him in time and he is back to work.

Richardson admits he has battled depression since his divorce but says he has no plans to step down as Speaker of the House.

But will one of Georgia's most powerful leaders be able to do his job?

And will the elected members of the House let him?

Rickey Bevington speaks with political analyst Tom Crawford.

For more information on depression, visit gpb.org/depression.