I can’t add to the well-deserved paeans to Congressman Lewis but I can share a few memories that hopefully highlight him as a person. Even with the most charitable interpretation I can’t say that I was close to, or truly knew him. I did have several close experiences with Congressman Lewis over a 12-year period.
Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the
Georgia’s U.S. Senators were on opposite sides of the aisle last week when an amendment, which would have forced the government to get a warrant before obtaining the internet search history of Americans under the FISA Act, failed to get enough votes for passage. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler split on the bipartisan Wyden-Daines
It’s hard to not feel sympathy for Senator Loeffler after reading her woe-is-me op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. Still, it’s a good thing she’s finally doing what the honorable Senator should have done four months ago by divesting herself from her stock holdings. I mean, it isn’t as if elected officials should go above
Senators Perdue and Loeffler sent a press release earlier today announcing an additional $9.2 million in federal funding to fight COVID-19 in Georgia. The monies are part of the Phase One funding package and will go toward local and state health authorities’ efforts. The full release is below: Perdue, Loeffler Announce Another $9.2 Million For
Tonight, without a vote from the Minority Party, Democrats in the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Collins from GA-9, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, was the highest profile Georgian on the matter to this point. Collins office sent over the following press release: “Without offering sufficient evidence or alleging actual
This week’s Courier Herald column: In last week’s column I wrote about Senator Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech. It was a direct charge to his peers to get beyond today’s hyper-partisan rhetoric and solve our country’s problems. It was not an appeal for bipartisanship for bipartisanship’s sake, but for a return to a focus on the
This week’s Courier Herald column: Johnny Isakson is preparing to be a former Senator, having also been a former member of the U.S. House, Georgia Senate, and Georgia House. As one of the founding fathers of the modern Georgia Republican Party, his career of public service spans 45 years. His retirement at the end of
The circus has come to town. Okay, the circus has been in town, but it’s about to get bigger. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this afternoon that the House will proceed in a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. Speaker Pelosi has been very reserved in pursuing impeachment since Democrats gained the
We interrupt your holiday because a hurricane wants to do so as well. This morning, Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the mandatory evacuation of six Georgia coastal counties. To aid the evacuation, I-16 will have “contra-flow” beginning tomorrow, with eastbound lanes converted to additional westbound lanes in order to expedite traffic away from the coast.