Mitch McConnell walks through the halls of Congress.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after the Senate voted not guilty in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Congress by a mob of his supporters, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

Credit: Scott J. Applewhite, AP

Monday on Political Rewind: What comes next now that the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is over?

Few were surprised when Trump was acquitted over the weekend, but the trial did come with last-minute drama. The Senate took an unexpected vote to allow witnesses on Saturday morning, only for Democrats to abandon that path hours later in the interest of a speedy conclusion to the trial. What motivated the shift?

Meanwhile, the 43 Senate Republicans who voted to acquit offer a glimpse onto the hold the former president continues to have on the party.

Also, Gov. Brian Kemp is making effort to reframe himself as a governor whom has deftly handled the pandemic and vaccine distribution. Is that a risky proposition if supplies of vaccine continue to lag behind demand?

Join guest host Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the panel as they discussed the latest.


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

Dr. Audrey Haynes — Professor of Political Science, The University of Georgia

Tharon Johnson — Senior Adviser, Biden Georgia Campaign and President of Paramount Consulting

Brian Robinson — Consultant and President, Robinson Republic