Will Georgia GOP Ralston or Beck condemn at the convention?

The text message came from a Republican activist who influences the GOP convention which begins today in Savannah: “Do we intend to run a resolution to criticize David Ralston but not Jim Beck?”

There is no secret that some aspects of the party's foundation have grown more than ever by Ralston, the home speaker, after your Atlanta Constitution reports showing how he used his holiday leave privileges to delay court proceedings for clients in private practice.

And there are a range of possible secrets that could be presented at this weekend's meeting which could be between a formal reprimand of the Republican Blue Ridge that a stricter attempt to legislate that reduces how these can t use privileges.

But there is a good building among the other delegates who are very pleased that the party could allow the longtime speaker while ignoring Beck, the insurance commissioner who has federal fraud charges.

Gov asked. Brian Kemp to succeed Beck resign, as well as Lt Gov. Geoff Duncan and an abundance of party leaders. Beck has voluntarily suspended himself. And it is impossible to paint this as a partial attack from the Attorney General: B.J is a GOP state legislator. Pak.

It is not yet clear what resolutions will arise, and it is certainly not possible to predict these party meetings. And the chairman of GOP, John Watson, is expected to try to block sharp resolutions.

Ralston is unlikely to be around for that fight. He received a fundraiser for a Householder located in northern Georgia.

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But unlike other politicians who set aside such meetings when they do not favor the base, Ralston was in Savannah Thursday for pre-convention proceedings.


“I was wrong.” Stacey Abrams said now in this video Thursday was released late that she grew up “believing that the right to abortion was wrong” but that she changed her position long before she was going in the office.

Now, one of the state's leading critics on the anti-abortion “heartbeat” law, Abrams said that the right to abortion is right – a decision that women can make to their future, their economic future, their health care. to determine. ”

“As an elected leader for more than 11 years, I am more than familiar with groups of men who make decisions for women,” she said in the video.

“But I also often know that women are taking part in the election of these men and the power of power. And that's why I believe that the best way to fight back is to elect people who truly reflect our values. ”


Meanwhile, The New York Times how the more aggressive messages of the GOP contribute to the defense of Democrats across the country. Key extract:

Supporters of abortion rights are very concerned that their own poll shows that the message of justice goes beyond the social keepers who make up much of the Republican base. Surveys carried out for progressive groups in recent weeks have found that more than half of Americans were aware of the “feasibility” which claims that President Trump and his partner have begun to describe abortion. occurs later in pregnancy.


Partner Lucy McBath trying to get ahead of this GOP messaging pressure. The Marietta Democrat stressed a campaign announcement that she managed during last year's campaign against US. The representative Karen Handel was elected in favor of a bill which would prevent most abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


Things are still uncertain, but Washington leaders seem to be infringing a disaster relief agreement. We have heard encouraging things in recent years about the negotiations on Puerto Rico's money, which was the biggest obstacle to the $ 17 billion package now in existence. And yesterday the Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic Party will agree with some money to tackle the humanitarian crisis on the Southern border, a recent application from Trump. "The thing is happening at the tragic border and we hope to address some of that in the upcoming supplement – the supplementary disaster," California Democrat told reporters.

Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Seanad, announced plans to put a disaster aid bill on the floor next week – whether or not a party had reached a party agreement. Georgian boosters seeking cash for Michael Hurricane relief would like to get a bill before the lawful departure from Memorial Day on the 23rd.


Democratic Senate Candidate Teresa Tomlinson gave a long interview with Project Q about her position on LGBTQ issues.

This piece, which you can find here, included the early support of former Columbus mayor for same-sex marriage and federal legislation that would bring sexual orientation and gender identity together as classes of defense. Here's a snippet:

Tomlinson, a native of Atlanta, is closely associated with Georgia's LGBTQ – her sister Tonya is lesbian.

“People say,‘ When did you know? 'And I say, agam I don't know, when I was 2? '' Tomlinson said. “I grew up with that and I grew up with a family that celebrated us all and celebrated it.”

“I think that one of the reasons why I have taken human equality and basic human respect is an issue for each of these years as I have a duty to think that others have not had that support and to celebrate their lives,” she said.


Expect the majority of Republicans in Georgia voted against a bill on the floor of the House today which would contribute to federal civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. The Nancy Pelosi Equality Act is a key priority, which states that the sexual orientation and gender identity deserve full civil rights protections – both in the workplace and everywhere, education, housing, credit, jury service, t public accommodation. ”

In a press conference Thursday, Cassville Republican Barry Loudermilk said that the bill “prioritises your rights several that violates many rights.” T

The opposition parties warned that the legislation hinders women's shelters, same-sex schools and survivors of sexual abuse. “Churches and religious institutions would have to abandon the instruction of their church to participate in co-financed programs,” said Monroe Republican Jody Hice, former minister.


Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue looking to provide farmers with up to $ 20 billion to alleviate the recent Chinese tariff damage. Politico has more background:

Perdue said, for months, that the initial program of administrative trade assistance would not be replicated this year and farmers would have to make disturbed trade markets themselves when making decisions about planting 2019.

But the course administration changed after your U.-China tariff battle was reinforced earlier this month. Trump hiked tariffs to 25 percent worth of $ 200 billion of Chinese imports, from 10 percent earlier, after US negotiators charged that Beijing was backpedaled on specific commitments made during the year trade negotiations.


Some Georgia Republicans in the House of the United States the leadership of their parties has signed their Democratic counterparts to the defense of Israel. The so-called discharge petition, which passed over the Senate earlier this year, denies the Boycott movement, Divesting and Sanctions against Israel. If it is supported by 218 members of the House, Democratic leaders would be forced to vote on the floor.

"The anti-Shemitic and anti-Israeli attacks are growing we've seen recently even in the terrible Congress," said President, Buddy Carter, R-Pooler. "America should stand up to our colleague, who is the stronghold of freedom and stability in the middle east and this bill ensures that the states are able to deny economic warfare that focuses on them."

His will will strive up the hill. Republicans must win at least 21 Member States, and Democratic leaders have announced their own anti-BDS plans. But it shows that the GOP is continuing to expand its messages on Israel as a ding issue for Democrats.