President Joe Biden honors fallen Georgia reservists with posthumous promotions, fulfilling one father’s dream for his daughter
Today on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Politically Georgia," the hosts talk about President Joe Biden’s emotional phone conversation - reported exclusively by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – with the parents of Kennedy Sanders, one of the three Georgia Army reservists killed in a drone attack in Jordan. The president tells Shawn and Oneida Oliver-Sanders that he is bestowing on their daughter a posthumous promotion to the rank of sergeant.
Then, the hosts discuss the long road to passage of the bill that will make antisemitism a part of the state’s hate crimes law. Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign the bill into law today.
Plus, a look at U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s visit to the state Capitol, where he urged legislators to pass a bill creating a full expansion of Medicaid.
Then, Fair Fight, the group founded by Stacey Abrams in the aftermath of her 2018 gubernatorial race, has fallen on hard financial times. Once a money machine, the organization has been beset by large expenses, including massive legal bills as it challenged Georgia voting laws. To try to rebuild, the group is laying off staff and refocusing its mission more narrowly.
And, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been spared from testifying in the divorce proceedings of special prosecutor Nathan Wade and his estranged wife after the couple agrees to a settlement.
Links to today’s topics:
President's call to parents of fallen solider brings deep emotion
The long road to passage of antisemitism measure
Fair Fight faces massive debt, lays off staff and narrows focus
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