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Political Rewind: Eyes On Georgia With Biden Visit; Federal Hate Crimes Charges In Arbery Case
Thursday on Political Rewind: The three men awaiting trial for murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery now also face federal hate crimes charges. Federal indictment could lead to life sentences for Travis and Gregory McMichael and Roddie Bryan.
Plus, after telling the nation that America is on the move again in a speech before a joint session of Congress last night, President Joe Biden is in Georgia today. He marks his first 100 days in office with a rally in Gwinnett County and a visit in Plains with former President Jimmy Carter.
Georgia is receiving increased attention following its decisive role in the 2020 election. The state's pair of newly elected Democratic senators, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, will be crucial to Biden’s plans of passing sweeping public policy.
Audrey Haynes — Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution