January 28, 2021 8:02 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, January 28, 2021 Morning Reads – Thursday, January 28, 2021 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 5 Comments Peaches New Georgia bill would require 2 photo ID copies for absentee voting $1,000 for pre-k teachers, tooGeorgia election official says he hates ‘being right’How new voters, Black women transformed Georgia’s politicsGeorgia State President Becker heads pay listGeorgia police chief atoning for past injusticesBiden plan to change health rules could impact GeorgiaLawmakers may extend COVID lawsuit protections… COVID & Such The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of FriendshipState punishes vaccine provider that inoculated teachers in one countyNew Tool Assesses Risk of Covid-19 Becoming SevereControversy over Pfizer vaccine vialsCalifornia faces backlash over thing everyone complained about for a nine monthsAnd now, a special enrollment period. Jimmy Carter The greatest gift Biden ever received was Trump getting booted off TwitterDemocrats Want To Block Federal Land, Statues From Being Named After Donald TrumpTough task in filling media jobs at the topA resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene Sweet Tea NASA’s Perseverance rover to let mankind hear what Mars sounds like for first time everGrow your own furniture?Jet-Powered Flying Taxi StartupTallest, Longest & Fastest Single-Rail Roller Coaster Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 5 Comments armanidog I hope the Republicans can come to their senses. Trump was bad news and more Trump would be more bad news. U.S. Congress Republicans face dilemma in controversies around Cheney, Greene In choosing which to reprimand or support, Republicans can send a signal as to whether they want to pivot away from the Trump era or double down. “Given everything that’s going on, they’re all scared – for really good reasons,” said Doug Heye, a former aide to Republicans including former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. House of Representatives Republicans already were debating whether to punish Cheney, the No. 3 member of party leadership, for voting to impeach Donald Trump when CNN reported that Greene in online posts had expressed support for executing Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. If Republicans hit back at Cheney for her impeachment vote of conscience but leave Greene unscathed, “There will have to be a very long explanation on what Republicans hope to achieve now as well as in the coming years,” Heye said. Greene had already gained notoriety during her campaign for Congress last year because of her interest in QAnon, which advances the baseless claim that prominent Democrats are part of a cabal of pedophiles. Heye said many Republicans privately concede they are exhausted by Trump’s incendiary language, the nepotism he brought to the White House and “the self-profiting; all those things Republicans would never allow an Obama or a Clinton to get away with.” Tensions between Cheney and some of her fellow conservatives could deepen on Thursday when Republican Representative Matt Gaetz is scheduled to appear in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cheney’s home state, where he plans to lambaste her for voting to impeach Trump. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-republicans-divide/u-s-congress-republicans-face-dilemma-in-controversies-around-cheney-greene-idUSKBN29X1E8 January 28, 2021 8:37 AM Log in to Reply drjay the pandemic/friendship headline links to some story about a proud boy… January 28, 2021 8:45 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid I don’t understand why reporters try and take away from citizens question time by trying to ask questions. I guess they want to get out of Chattanooga by making national headlines by creating a controversy where they can make more money. I am sure Greene would of held a press event at some time. https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/43245677/channel-3-crew-threatened-with-arrest-after-asking-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-a-question-during-town-hall-meeting For the record I was for the SWAT Doctor. January 28, 2021 9:39 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I hate being reductionist, but I also hate association with anti-Semites and white supremacists, so Diuretic Discharge Marge needs to be unseated by voters next election- if not otherwise by then. There should be some quiet recruitment already happening. Maybe someone who is actually from the district. And doesn’t put a stain on the people there. For the sake of Georgians (and our country)(and surely the Republican party), please- find a local, rational, passionate, credible candidate, and start building the campaign strength up, like now. I will volunteer. January 28, 2021 1:31 PM Log in to Reply armanidog State Rep. David Clark, a Republican from Buford, returned to the state Capitol on Thursday, just two days after House Speaker David Ralston had Clark removed from the House floor for not taking a COVID-19 test. A maskless Clark was booted from the chamber Tuesday after he ignored the testing rules that lawmakers had agreed to for the return of the General Assembly. Clark initially claimed he was being discriminated against and stuck by his stance. But he returned Thursday wearing a face mask, telling reporters he had taken a private test and a test at the Capitol. “I don’t have any patience for people who live in an alternate reality,” Ralston told reporters. “I think the best thing that could happen is his family needs to seek out some help for him and they need to intervene.” Oooh, the burn. https://www.gpb.org/news/2021/01/28/georgia-lawmaker-who-was-removed-for-not-taking-covid-test-returns-capitol January 28, 2021 4:28 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.