Political Rewind: Multiple Georgia Politicians In National Headlines

May 8, 2019

Today on Political Rewind, Georgians are making national political news this week.


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Congressman Doug Collins and FBI Director Chris Wray are all involved in controversies centering around President Trump. We break down the stories.

 

The small city of Hoschton is now embroiled in a fight over comments about race made by the white mayor and a white city councilman. Some residents are calling for the two officials to resign. Our panel weighs in.

 

Nine governors, including Brian Kemp, have now signed a letter to the president and Congress calling for an end to the impasse that’s preventing federal aid from flowing to Georgia and other states hit hard by natural disasters. Will this new bi-partisan effort break the logjam?

 

And we continue to look at the aftermath of the governor’s signing of the bill that all but outlaws abortion in Georgia.

 

Panelists:

Greg Bluestein -- Political Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Tamar Hallerman -- Washington Correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Scott Holcomb -- Democratic State Representative, District 81

Leo Smith -- Republican Strategist 

Chris Grant -- Political Science Chair, Mercer University