52 minutes | Jan 6th 2021

Political Rewind: As Georgia Counts Votes, Trump Ignites Chaos At Nation's Capitol

This afternoon on Political Rewind: As the day the last votes are tabulated in Georgia's Senate runoff election, chaos erupts at the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of President Donald Trump assault the U.S. Capitol, storming the building. We covered the breaking news as situations in the capital escalated in the afternoon. This followed a rally nearby where Trump unleashed a barrage of baseless accusations of election fraud in Georgia and other states. Meanwhile, the Rev. Raphael Warnock has been elected the first African American U.S. senator from Georgia. His victory over Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler puts Democrats within one seat of capturing a majority in the Senate. The focus turned to the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue, which has since been called for Ossoff. Panelists: Riley Bunch — Georgia Statehouse Reporter, CNHI News Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dr. Fred Smith — Emory University, School of Law Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University
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