Jon Burns has made a reputation as everyone's friend during his 18 years in the Georgia House. Now he hopes that affability will serve him as the chamber's speaker.
On this special episode, we travel to Washington, D.C. and speak with Georgia lawmakers who'll play an important role in Congress.
Friday on Political Rewind: It's been two years since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in order to stop a presidential election. Our panel reflects on the January 6th insurrection and talks about its legacy. Meanwhile, Rep. Kevin McCarthy faces his 12th vote for House Speaker today.
The U.S. House has not chosen a speaker for the 118th Congress after six rounds of voting. It's the first time in 100 years that voting for a speaker has gone beyond one round, and those opposing Kevin McCarthy now hold the key.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Republicans failed to elect a Speaker of the House yesterday. Will Rep. Kevin McCarthy win in a historic fourth vote today? In Georgia, the race for former Rep. David Ralston's seat is going to a runoff while Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Burt Jones vow to reign in "far-left local prosecutors."
Thursday on Political Rewind: Speaker David Ralston died Wednesday surrounded by family. As 73rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, he leaves a strong legacy of bipartisanship. Today on Political Rewind, a panel of journalists who covered the speaker remember his life.
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is stepping down as speaker at the end of the this year, citing health concerns. The Republican has been speaker since 2010.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Permitless carry advances in the state Senate. Meanwhile, more than two dozen business leaders oppose Buckhead cityhood. David Perdue releases his first TV commercial. Plus, we'll hear from a lead sponsor on HB 1013, which seeks to improve mental health resources.
Householder had been indicted on a racketeering charge. Lawmakers elected three-term state Rep. Bob Cupp to replace him.