Brian Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at the capitol.

Credit: Riley Bunch

The panel: 

Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University

Fred Smith, @fredosmithjr, professor of Constitutional law, Emory University

Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News


The breakdown: 

1. Gov. Brian Kemp will testify in Fulton probe 

  • Fulton County prosecutors are investigating Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 elections.

    • Kemp has agreed to testify about this next month. 
  • Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has already testified before the committee. 
    • State Rep. Bee Nguyen, the Democratic nominee for secretary of state, testified Thursday. 

2.  January 6th committee again narrows in on Georgia. 


3. Supreme Court strikes down a law limiting concealed carry.


4. Congress is working on passing its first gun control measure in nearly three decades.

  • Last night, the Senate voted 65 to 33 to approve gun safety legislation. 

    • The House will vote on the bill later today.
  • The bill would provide several gun control measures including: 
    • Expand background checks for those under 21 
    • Create incentives for states to enact "red flag" laws 
    • Provide money for mental health and school safety.

Friday on Political Rewind: the show will be live at 2 p.m. today after the breaking news of the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.