Political Rewind: Will A Shutdown Impact Georgia's Hurricane Victims?

Dec 21, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, drama over the possible government shutdown has played out in Washington all this week.


Where do Georgia's members of Congress stand on the president’s demand for money to pay for his wall in return for keep government open? And if there is a shutdown, what happens to the relief money for rural Georgians hit hard by hurricane Michael?

Some say it’s far too little much too late: the U.S. Senate this week, passes a measure making lynching a federal crime? The vote reminds us that Georgia is near the top of the list for the number of lynchings during a dark period of our past.

Plus, former GOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is indicted for insurance fraud. The response from his spokesman is right out of the Trump playbook.
 

And we have details after the Kemp team announces its plans for the inauguration.
 

Panelists:
 

Jim Galloway -- Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Stephen Fowler -- Reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

Andra Gillespie -- Political Science Professor, Emory University

 

Leo Smith -- Republican Strategist