ATLANTA - Just a few months ago, Georgia State Senator Chip Rogers couldn't get enough of the television cameras.

Not anymore.

On the heels of a controversial video that was released last week and Roger's decision not to seek re-election to the post of Senate Majority Leader, 11Alive has made several attempts to speak with the once powerful Republican.

His spokesperson insists there's nothing to talk about.

"Really, there is no issue here," said Roger's spokesperson Robert Trimm.

But the story of Rogers and a recently released videotape of a controversial meeting at the State Capitol have captured nationwide attention.

"If they ask for it, they do," said Peach Pundit's Charlie Harper when asked of Rogers' constituents deserved an explanation from Rogers. "They're the ones who elected him."

Just a few months ago, Sen. Rogers was the face of the anti-transportation tax movement. He was constantly in front of the cameras at news conferences, town hall meetings, and a live debate on 11Alive.

He's not as excited about talking about an October 11th meeting that focused on the United Nation's Agenda 21, a 20-year-old resolution concerning land development and sustainable growth.

It was Senator Rogers who arranged for a room at the capitol and invited members of the Republican caucus.

Part of the meeting was captured on videotape by the liberal group Better Georgia.

The presentation included a power point, where the U.N. was accused of using mind control to push their agenda, and Barak Obama was compared to Joseph Stalin and Mao Zhedong...

Better Georgia's Seth Clark says he and his camera were eventually kicked out of the meeting by Sen. Roger's staff.

"I arrived 15 minutes early and spoke with Sen. Rogers' staff before hand, and had no indication it was a closed meeting until I was asked to leave," said Clark.

Two days after the release of the video, Rogers announced he would not seek re-election as Senate Majority Leader. In a statement, he didn't mention the meeting or the release of the video.

"After months of consideration I ultimately decided that the toll of serving my Caucus was taking too much from my family," said Rogers.

Our requests for interviews have resulted in phone conversations and text messages from a spokesperson, who said Rogers was busy traveling with his family for the holidays.

Spokesperson Robert Tripp says the Senator arranged for the Capitol meeting room as he would for any constituent, and says the Rogers was surprised by the controversial views made there.

"They're the opinions of others and not Senator Rogers," said Trimm in a text message.

Earlier this year, Rogers sponsor a Senate resolution where he denounced Agenda 21 as radical and dangerous.
11Alive asked Trimm why Rogers has been so willing to discuss issues like the transportation tax, but not the Agenda 21 issue.

"Completely different situation," Trimm texted.

Trimm added if that was the premise of our story, there was "no chance" of an interview.

"It doesn't deserve a response," Trimm texted.

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