David Perdue.
Credit: Stephen Fowler, GPB News

The Panel: 

Charlie Hayslett, editor, Trouble in God’s Country

Chuck Kuck, Georgia immigration attorney

Edward Lindsey, former state representative

Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The Breakdown:

1. House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan call for divestments from Russia.

  • Last year, the state of Georgia tallied more than $146 million in exports to Russia and brought in more than $234 million in imports, according to numbers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

  • Gov. Brian Kemp's office said in a statement that the governor also supports dissolving Georgia investments with Russia.


2. More than 500,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled the county.

Immigration lawyer Chuck Kuck commented on the power President Biden has on the matter. 

  • The New York Times reports, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov described they were “intelligent” and “educated,” he added, people unlikely to spread terrorism.

    • Many have criticized the remarks as racialized. 


3. David Perdue comes out against Rivian plant.


4. Former President Donald Trump releases a statement on the Buckhead cityhood movement.

  • Donald Trump Jr. will speak to crowds in Buckhead, Cumming, Tifton and Thomas County on March 7. 


5. President Biden to deliver State of the Union address tonight.

  • Mask requirements were dropped just days before the address.  
  • For the first time since 2020, every member of the U.S. Congress was invited to attend.


Tomorrow on Political Rewind:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.