Political Rewind: Kemp will testify in Fulton probe; Supreme Court's new gun rights ruling
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
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.
- For the past two weeks, the congressional Jan. 6 committee has held hearings with the goal of making a case that former President Trump was responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
- Trump embraced a plan to remove the acting attorney general and install a loyalist, Jeffrey Clark, to do his bidding.
- Clark drafted letter's to state officials in Georigia and other state officials to take steps to overturn the election.
3. Supreme Court strikes down a law limiting concealed carry.
- Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on gun restrictions is expected to affect laws in only seven states and Washington, D.C.
- Georgia already passed permitless carry during the legislative session earlier this year.
- Kemp called "constitutional carry" one of his top priorities during the session, while Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams says she would repeal the measure.
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.