The RFRA Rumble: Josh McKoon Vs. Brian Robinson
On this edition, we present a “Political Rewind” exclusive: a debate between Columbus state senator Josh McKoon, the hardest driving proponent of religious liberty measures in the state legislature and former spokesman for Governor Deal Brian Robinson.
Despite the governor’s veto of this year’s religious liberty measure and his warning that he is likely to oppose any new bill, McKoon is determined to bring it back in the 2017 session. Robinson says the legislation is unnecessary.
But we start the show with a look at Hillary Clinton’s historic achievement. She has become the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major party in the United States. Will Bernie Sanders now bow out? What are his motives for staying in the race now that Clinton has the delegates needed to secure the nomination?
Plus, Donald Trump has extended an olive branch to GOP leaders who have been highly critical of his shoot-from-the-hip style and his harsh criticisms of the federal judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit. In a conciliatory speech last night, he said he’ll make the party proud. Can that tone last?
Jim Galloway, AJC political writer
Sen. Josh McKoon (R) Columbus
Brian Robinson, former Nathan Deal spokesman