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Political Rewind: Trump asks for protests; Former Texas gov. sabotaged Carter in Iran hostage crisis
Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University
Kendra King Momon, political science professor, Oglethorpe University
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rick Dent, vice president, Matrix Communications
1. Trump calls for nationwide protests.
- The former president called for protests as he faces possible charges in New York.
- The case concerns hush money paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016.
- While Trump is focused on New York, the calls for protest send a message to prosecutors around the country, including Fani Willis in Fulton County.
2. Former Texas governor allegedly sabotaged Jimmy Carter in the Iran hostage crisis.
- Former Texas Gov. John Connally (R) reportedly met Middle Eastern leaders in 1980 to convince Iran to delay releasing American hostages in a move that would sabotage Carter's reelection campaign.
- Carter is now in hospice care in Plains, Ga.
- Patricia Murphy adds that the 98-year-old sees the hostage crisis as the main reason why he lost re-election, becoming a one-term president.
3. Countdown is on at the Legislature during the final days of the session.
- Sports betting was attached as an amendment to another bill, giving the measure a second life.
- Culture wars re-emerge with Senate Bill 140, a bill targeting health care for transgender minors.
- The legislative session ends on March 29.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Tamar Hallerman and Georgia State University's Anthony Michael Kreis join the show.