Political Rewind: When Did The Weather Become So Political?

Jan 29, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp says the state is prepared and hopes to avoid the catastrophe that has gripped North Georgia during past winter storms.


The test of that assertion is expected to begin this afternoon. Our panel looks at today’s challenges and how past weather emergencies have shaped political careers.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a gun case that could give advocates further freedoms to carry their weapons without restrictions. How will the case affect the governor’s campaign promise on loosening gun laws in Georgia?

Sen. David Perdue is urging President Donald Trump to continue pushing for the $5.7 billion he wants to build a wall along the southern U.S. border. And he’s making his case in face to face meetings with Trump and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

 

Panelists:

 

Andra Gillespie -- Political Science Professor, Emory University

 

Ceasar Mitchell -- Former Atlanta City Council President

Eric Tanenblatt -- Republican Strategist

 

Donna Lowry -- GPB Capital Reporter