You do see the problem here, don't you?
"I don't know what the outcome will be," said Assistant Senate Majority Leader David Thompson, R-Lakeville. "I have some concerns, certainly, but I am not sure what I am going to do yet."I have made some fun of the Senate - especially - leadership but the followership ain't so hot either.
There could easily be more defectors in the list of assistants. David Hann is one name that comes readily to mind.