A collection of images including Joe Biden and Brian Kemp.
Credit: Photos courtesy Riley Bunch, GPB News

The Panel:

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

Dr. Kurt Young — Political science professor, Clark Atlanta University

Rene Alegria — CEO, Mundo Hispanico Digital


The Breakdown:

1. Three days after a speech on voting rights in Atlanta, President Joe Biden casts doubt on federal legislation.

Murphy said voting rights organizations, which helped deliver two Senate seats for Democrats, are frustrated at the White House for not prioritizing federal legislation protecting Americans from disenfranchisement.

2. Gov. Brian Kemp makes big-budget promises, appeals to base in State of the State Address. 

Dr. Young asks, what is the benefit of the conservative movement's focus on so-called "critical race theory?"

3. The Buckhead cityhood movement appears stalled.

  • Lt. Gov. Duncan assigned the legislation to the Senate Urban Affairs Committee, a state Senate committee controlled entirely by Democrats.
  • This comes after Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced a new precinct for the area in an attempt to ease concerns about crime.


4. U.S. Supreme Court overturns Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses.

Next week on Political Rewind:

We revisit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday on the national holiday in his honor.