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Political Rewind: Former Georgia U.S. Attorney BJay Pak testifies; Bipartisan effort on gun safety
Charles Bullock — Professor of political science University of Georgia
Patricia Murphy — Political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tammy Greer — Professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University
1. Former U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak to testify during today's Jan. 6 committee hearing
- Pak is the former Atlanta-based U.S. attorney.
- He was pressured by former President Trump to go along with his plan of election fraud.
- He resigned abruptly on Jan. 5, 2021, after learning Trump wanted to fire him.
2. Ex-Trump campaign manager will not appear before committee today
- CNN reports that Stepien did not show up due to a family emergency.
- Stepien was subpoenaed to appear before the committee, and scheduled on the first panel today at 10 a.m.
- That panel was delayed.
3. Cobb elections chief to testify in Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis' probe
- Janine Eveler, director of elections and registration, will testify to a grand jury on Thursday.
- During the 2020 elections probe Eveler and others were subject to a audit of absentee ballots after then-President Trump lost the state.
4. Rallies in Georgia and around the country focus on gun safety laws.
- A bipartisan group of senators came together to work on red flag laws.
- 10 Republicans are working with Democrats on the legislation.
- NPR reports the proposal would give states incentives to mark red flag laws, money for mental health resources in schools, and expanded background checks for those 18 to 21.
- Patricia Murphy said Warnock says this compromise is a move in the right direction, but Stacey Abrams says the proposals aren't enough in a state like Georgia.
5. Rifts widen between Trump-aligned GOP officials and Gov. Brian Kemp.
- U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the headliner for the Foundation Breakfast on June 29.
- Gov. Brian Kemp and other top Republicans did not attend.
Tuesday on Political Rewind:
The AJC's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.