Efforts To Remove Confederate Monuments Rankle South Georgia Legislator

Aug 30, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind,” what might happen to Georgia legislators who work to remove Confederate memorials in locations in South Georgia? In an ominous message, Woodbine Rep. Jason Spencer, a white lawmaker, told African-American Rep. LaDawn Jones that “she won’t be met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continues to call for the removal of Confederate statues in South Georgia. This, just a day after elected officials and citizens came together to celebrate the display of unity that accompanied the unveiling of the statue of MLK at the Capitol.

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Panelists:

Greg Bluestein – AJC political reporter

Loretta LePore – Republican political consultant

Joselyn Butler – Former aide to Democratic Governor Roy Barnes