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Political Rewind: Trial in Brunswick, Ga., continues; Gingrich weighs in on Kemp reelection hopes
Tuesday on Political Rewind, defense lawyer Kevin Gough called for another Black pastor, Rev. Jesse Jackson, to be removed from the Brunswick, Ga., courtroom in the trial of the three white men charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man.
The judge described comments made by Gough’s last week as “reprehensible.” Gough had urged Judge Timothy Walmsley to bar members of the clergy invited by the Arbery family from the courtroom.
Also, Newt Gingrich added to Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection woes by insisting that Kemp can’t beat Stacey Abrams but former Sen. David Perdue can.
Meanwhile, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis edged closer to empaneling a special grand jury to look at possible criminal behavior in former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn Georgia's 2020 election outcome.
Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Leo Smith — Republican consultant, President of Engaged Futures
Sen. Kim Jackson — State senator (D-Stone Mountain)
Dr. Alan Abramowitz — Professor emeritus of political science, Emory University