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Political Rewind: The latest on 'Cop City' protests; Trump vs. Kemp in Columbus; MTG takes on Biden
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michael Thurmond, CEO, DeKalb County
Sam Olens, @samolens, former Georgia attorney general
- Last Monday, nearly 300 protesters gave hours of public comment to the Atlanta City Council. Afterwards, councilmember Dustin Hillis introduced an ordinance to allocate funding to the police training center.
- In an opinion for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mayor Andre Dickens laid our his case for the training center. He said the facility was about "comprehensive public safety."
- Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and other high-ranking Republicans signaled they'd skip the state convention as a large contingent of Republican lawmakers put their support behind Trump.
- Lt. Gov. Burt Jones will be in attendance. One of the accused 'false' electors, Jones recently signaled he could run for governor in 2026 with the support of Trump-affiliated Republicans.
3. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is filing articles of impeachment against several Biden administration officials.
- Greene announced she'd file charges against President Joe Biden, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves.
- She also got into a verbal confrontation with Rep. Jamaal Bowman, later alleging he called her a "white supremacist" and said "his physical mannerisms are aggressive."
- Rep. Bowman raised concern with the characterization, saying she put him in danger by evoking tropes used to demonize and justify harm against Black men.
- On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the 2018 Sante Fe High School shooting that left 10 people dead and 13 others wounded, President Joe Biden issued a statement urging Congress to act on a list of gun safety proposals.
- State Democrats also urged the governor to call a special session to address gun violence.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins the panel.