Georgia lawmaker says people have been ‘brainwashed’ about slavery

The Gist: A Georgia lawmaker sparked controversy after remarks he made Thursday night on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Lawmakers” show. The Players: Northwest Georgia state representative Tommy Benton was on “Lawmakers” debating Rep. Al Williams on a measure to replace a statue of

Georgia lawmaker under fire for scathing remarks about John Lewis

A Northeast Georgia state lawmaker was stripped of his Georgia House committee chairmanship Friday for belittling the late Congressman John Lewis’ legacy in a radio interview. It’s the second time Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, has lost a leadership position in the General