Trump holds rally in Commerce, Ga.

Former President Donald Trump holds a rally in Commerce, Ga., on March 26, 2022. Trump visited Georgia in support of his chosen slate of candidates running against a number of incumbent Republicans.

Credit: Stephen Fowler / GPB News

The panel:

Chuck Williams —  Reporter, WRBL

Donna Lowry —  Host, GPB's Lawmakers

Ken Foskett — Chair of the Atlanta Press Club Board of Directors

Jim Galloway —  Retired columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stephen Fowler — Politics and election reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting


The breakdown: 

1. Former President Donald Trump returned to Georgia for a rally over the weekend. 

  • Trump's ticket of Republican candidates spoke at the rally, including David Perdue, Herschel Walker and Rep. Jody Hice. 
  • GPB's Stephen Fowler and Riley Bunch attended the rally.
  • The former president repeated lies about the election being stolen.
    • Trump lost in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden by around 12,000 votes in Georgia.

Donald Trump continues to attack Gov. Brian Kemp with the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

2.  The state Senate passes a bill to give teachers a boost, but more "culture wars" bills focus on schools.

  • There are only four more days left in the legislature to pass everything before Sine Die on April 4.   
  • Lawmakers' host Donna Lowry discussed the education bills in the Legislature.
    • The Georgia Senate set up final negotiations with the House last week.

      • The plan would give teachers at $2,000 raise in the new $30.2 billion budget. 
    • Senate Bill 226 would allow parents to establish a process for parents to formally complain about books and materials they deem harmful.

GPB Lawmakers' Donna Lowry provides her thoughts on this year's budget.

3. Ginni Thomas' text following the 2020 elections were revealed. 

  • The New York Times reports, following the 2020 presidential election, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was involved in a range of efforts to keep President Donald J. Trump in power.
  • The calls for Thomas to recuse himself from cases surrounding Jan. 6 continue.

Ken Foskett, chair of the Atlanta Press Club Board of Directors, comments on Ginni Thomas.

Tomorrow on Political Rewind:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman hosts Tuesday's show.