Tag: Johnny Isakson

Is Johnny Isakson Losing Faith in Donald Trump?

Johnny Isakson sat down with The Marietta Daily Journal recently and reading between the lines, he appears to have a growing unease with U.S. President Donald Trump. The most telling exchange came when Isakson was asked about Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Quote Isakson (emphasis added): “That came out of left field. We

“Repeal and Replace” is Dead – What Does that Mean for Georgia?

Monday night at a dinner with select Senators, in his typical bombastic way, President Trump said they — presumably meaning Senate Republicans and not Republicans in general to include him — would look like “dopes,” and also “terrible” and “weak,” if they didn’t pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Almost simultaneously, two Senators not at the meeting,

Isakson, Perdue Comment on Democrats’ Filibuster of Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination

A few minutes ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deployed “the nuclear option,” which will allow the Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on a simple majority vote. This is in response to the Democratic filibuster on Gorsuch’s nomination that began three days ago. Both of Georgia’s Senators have released statements regarding the

Isakson, Perdue On New Immigration Executive Order

From press releases: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement on the updated executive order issued by President Donald Trump designed to prevent access into the United States by foreign nationals who are terrorists or criminals: “As a second-generation American whose grandfather emigrated from Sweden in 1903, I value the

Johnny Isakson and I Have Something in Common

And it’s not that we both like Donald Trump. Last week, I participated in a panel discussion as part of the Cobb Opportunity Outlook sponsored by the Council for Quality Growth. At the event, three different panels of policymakers, developers, and elected officials from across Cobb discussed how to maximize collaboration, communication, and connectivity in

David Perdue Wrong on Justice Reform

The following is a guest Op-Ed by our longtime friend and one of Georgia’s original political bloggers, Jason Pye: On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), unveiled improvements to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 2123. The measure is designed to reform federal sentencing policies, bring