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What Johnny Isakson said about Charlottesville

11:11 am Aug. 17, 2017

We’re a little bit slow in doing so, but allow us to point you to this sound clip of remarks that U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson made to the Georgia Chamber on Tuesday, courtesy of the GPB Macon bureau:

https://cmgajcpolitics.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/isakson-speech-jim.mp3

Isakson began by citing that Ben Franklin quote in which the founding father says that we have a republic – if we can keep it. And then, said the senator:

“There are times

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Donald Trump and the aftermath of Charlottesville

5:42 pm Aug. 16, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on President Donald Trump’s decision to walk back his condemnation of a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

But first was the sound from the memorial service for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed when a white nationalist rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. From the Associated Press:

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well,

Georgia GOP lawmakers condemn white supremacists but steer clear of Trump

6:00 am Aug. 16, 2017

Several of Georgia’s Republican members of Congress condemned the white supremacists, nationalists and members of the Ku Klux Klan whose rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly over the weekend. But all on Tuesday evening steered clear of criticizing President Donald Trump directly, even after a particularly testy news conference in which the commander-in-chief doubled down on his initial claim that “both sides,” including the “alt-left,” were responsible for

Isakson hedges on Trump, Perdue’s contentious immigration proposal

12:00 pm Aug. 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was conspicuously silent earlier this month as his Georgia GOP colleague David Perdue rolled out a bill slashing immigration levels with President Donald Trump at his side.

So when a group of constituents asked the third-term Republican whether he supported the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, at his rowdy town hall on Monday, the crowd leaned in a