A mashup of images of COVID, a Rivian truck, Raphael Warnock and the city of Buckhead.

The Panelists:

Patricia Murphy — Political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chuck Williams — Reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus

Sen. Sonya Halpern — State senator (D-Atlanta)

Leo Smith — GOP consultant, president, Engaged Futures


The Breakdown:

1. Surge in COVID cases as many look to travel for the holidays.


2. Rivian to build a factory in Rutledge, Ga. 

Murphy said the electric-car manufacturer Rivian could be a big brand name in the future.

3. Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock delivers a powerful speech on protecting voting rights.

  • Warnock called on his party to change the chamber's rules and push forward with voting rights legislation in a floor speech on Tuesday.

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock makes plea for voting rights.

  • Journalist Chuck Williams commented on the freshman senator's plea to his own party. 

Williams said Warnock's speech made it clear he's been a preacher longer than a politician.

4. The future of the Buckhead cityhood movement in the legislature.

  • State Sen. Sonya Halpern, who represents Atlanta, comments on how the legislature will address the issue next session.

State Sen. Sonya Halpern said the succession movement will face challenges disentangling Buckhead from Atlanta.

Monday on Political Rewind: GPB's Donna Lowry is our guest host to discuss the latest after a rocky couple years for Georgia's burgeoning film industry.