The hearing over the lawsuit filed by Governor Kemp over Atlanta’s measures to mandate masks in public and other COVID-19 restrictions has been rescheduled to take place next week – Tuesday, July 28th at 10 AM in the Fulton County Courthouse. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick will preside over the emergency motion by Kemp connected to the lawsuit. She’s the third judge to be selected since the first two recused themselves earlier this week.
But now we're wondering if Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will try to work out their difference so that they can avoid having to go to court. Last night, Mayor Bottoms was a guest on Jimmy Fallon. When Jimmy asked her about being sued, she said she had just gotten off of a phone call with Governor Kemp.
"Ironically, just before joining you, I had a very good conversation with the governor. We discussed where we disagree and hopefully we can figure out a way to agree to disagree without having to play this out in court. At the end of the day, we want the same thing. We want people to be safe. We want to stop the spread of COVID-19 and it certainly doesn't help when we we're having to fight one another."
You can watch the entire interview below. Jimmy asked the mayor how she's feeling since being diagnosed with COVID-19. They also discuss her name being on Joe Biden's short list as a potential vice presidential candidate.
All in all, it's nice to see two politicians with extremely different views putting in the effort to try to work out their differences with a conversation.
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