Political Rewind: House Hearing Reveals Chilling Testimony On Jan. 6 Attack; CDC's New Mask Guidance

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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md, shakes hands with Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone after a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md, shakes hands with Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone after a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Credit: Olivia Contreras, The New York Times via AP, Pool

Wednesday on Political Rewind: Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C., continue as a U.S. House panel investigates the Jan. 6 insurrection. 

Meanwhile, data reveal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance on wearing masks should apply to people in many across counties in Georgia. The new advice comes in response to the spread of the highly contagious delta coronavirus variant. How will local and state officials respond to the guidelines?

Also, there are questions surrounding the Cherokee County plea deal sentencing Robert Aaron Long to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of four people in a Woodstock massage parlor. Should he have faced a hate crimes charge? What about the death penalty? Our panel weighs in.

Panelists:

Donna Lowry — Journalist, host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers

Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution