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Political Rewind: Kemp's Vaccine Rollout; Atlanta Spa Shooting Prompts Hate Crime Conversation
Thursday on Political Rewind: Investigations continue today into the string of violence seen at massage parlors in the Atlanta metro area Tuesday night. The shocking crime is refocusing attention on an increase in violence and incidents of bigotry against Asian Americans and people of Asian descent nationwide. Will authorities have the evidence they need to use the state’s new hate crimes law?
Also, during a visit to Savannah, Gov. Brian Kemp continued to criticize the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Kemp said states such as Georgia are punished because distribution of the federal money gives a smaller share of aid to states with thriving economies.
Cody Hall — Communications Director, Office of Gov. Brian Kemp
Sen. Kim Jackson — State Senator (D-Stone Mountain)
Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution