Friday on Political Rewind: After a bruising year of contending with the coronavirus, feuds with the president and a bitter war with fellow Republicans, Gov. Brian Kemp delivered a State of the State speech painting a picture of a brighter future for Georgia.
Also, we paid tribute to a giant of Georgia life: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway is retiring after more than four decades at the paper. The longtime panelist will remain a frequent guest of our show.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s members of the U.S. House voted along party lines on impeachment of President Donald Trump. The debate continues over the president’s role in inciting insurrection when he directed angry crowds of his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol last week. Democrats accused trump of violating his oath to protect the country from its enemies, foreign or domestic. Many Republicans called the impeachment a political stunt that will further divide the country.
Evangelicals, says Ed Stetzer of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, should start to reckon with their own behaviors and actions that may have helped fuel the insurrection at the Capitol.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: we ask two former U.S. senators about the state of our democratic institutions. As we come to the end of the Trump era, just how fragile is the American experiment in democracy?
Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House is marching toward a vote on impeachment for the second time. Included in one article of impeachment is language accusing President Donald Trump of trying to overturn the outcome of Georgia’s president election results.
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his support for a measure to tighten rules on absentee balloting.
Monday on Political Rewind: The weekend brought growing calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office in the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, as Georgia legislators begin their 2021 General Assembly session today, state Republicans face a reckoning. How will they come together to heal the bitter divide between those who supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election and Republicans like the governor, who pushed back against the president?
A Savannah car salesman with a history of supporting radical conspiracy theories was fired from his job two days after participating in the pro-Trump rally that turned into a violent insurrection last week at the U.S. Capitol.
Friday on Political Rewind: Two new senators are poised to head to the U.S. Capitol to represent Georgia in the nation's highest legislative body. Sen. Kelly Loeffler conceded defeat to the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler said she called Warnock to congratulate him on his victory in their U.S. Senate race.
As legislators prepare for the start of the 2021 session on Monday, proposed changes to Georgia’s absentee election law will be one of the most contentious issues of the session.
As the nation continues to grapple with the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol this week, Georgia scholars are weighing in on a new legal and political reality.
The Trump campaign has voluntarily dismissed four lawsuits challenging November's elections in Georgia after falsely claiming it reached a settlement with the state to review election data.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia and the nation’s capital saw a day of triumph and turmoil on Wednesday. Democrats celebrated the twin victories of Georgians Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who now give their party control of the U.S. Senate. Warnock will be the first Black man to represent Georgia in Congress while Ossoff will be Georgia's first Jewish senator.
"History will rightly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election," wrote the former president.
"We can't allow him to remain in office, it's a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath," wrote the Minnesota Democrat, as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
This afternoon on Political Rewind: As the last votes are tabulated in the Georgia Senate runoff election, chaos at the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of President Donald Trump assault the U.S. Capitol, storming the building. We covered the breaking news as situations in the nation's capital escalated in the afternoon. This followed a rally nearby where Trump unleashed a barrage of baseless accusations of election fraud in Georgia and other states.