Gov. Kemp Signs Elections Bill
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Gov. Brian Kemp signs a landmark elections bill as Republican lawmakers look on at the Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Credit: Governor Kemp's Office

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Fallout from the arrest of Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon continues. The representative from Atlanta returned to the state Capitol yesterday.

Cannon was arrested last Thursday after knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s private office while he was delivering remarks about the state’s new election restrictions.

Also, after winning approval from the state Senate, an overhaul of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law is one step closer to final approval. The law drew scrutiny last year when a south Georgia prosecutor insisted it protected the men who shot 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery outside of Brunswick, Ga. The shooting gained nationwide attention after video of Arbery's death surfaced.

Panelists:

Sen. Jen Jordan — State Senator (D-Atlanta)

Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Kurt Young — Chairman of the Political Science Department, Clark Atlanta University

Heath Garrett — Republican Political Consultant