Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graves says he'll retire after his current term in Congress, joining a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from a partisan and unproductive Washington.
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Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graves says he'll retire after his current term in Congress, joining a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from a partisan and unproductive Washington.

Today on Political Rewind, the senior-most Republican in Georgia’s congressional delegation announces he will not seek re-election. Why has Rep. Tom Graves joined the GOP exodus from Congress? 

Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat this week after months of speculation. Loeffler got to work trying to disprove the critics who say she is not a true Trump conservative.

Meanwhile, as Rep. Doug Collins is shunned for the Senate job, he takes a starring role defending the president as the House moves to the next stage of the impeachment process. 

 

Panelist:

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mary Margaret Oliver — Democratic State Representative

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eric Tanenblatt — Republican Strategist