What Johnny Isakson said about Charlottesville

We’re a little bit slow in doing so, but allow us to point you to this sound clip of remarks that U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson made to the Georgia Chamber on Tuesday, courtesy of the GPB Macon bureau:

 

Isakson began by citing that Ben Franklin quote in which the founding father says that we have a republic – if we can keep it. And then, said the senator:

“There are times in our history where we’re confronted with challenges, and if we look the other way, if we didn’t accept the challenge, it would cause us in effect to lose that republic – for which there would be no replacement.

 

“America is a great country. And what happened in Charlottesville, Va., didn’t just happen in Charlottesville, Ga. It happened in America.

 

“The great words of Martin Luther King in his letters from the Birmingham jail, had some of the most direct quotes I’ve ever used in my speeches, to make points I could never have thought of myself.

 

“One of them was on such things as Charlottesville. When he said to black ministers, who were urging him to slow down, he wrote back and said, injustice in America anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

 

“Charlottesville is one of those examples. What happened in Charlottesville was in Virginia, but it might as well have happened here. Because if things like that start happening around our country, we begin to lose the greatest country on the face of this earth.”

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Paige R. Penland
Paige R. Penland

I just knew Isakson was a Constitutional Republican. My faith was not misplaced. Right on, Senator.

janog
janog

niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Dana Palmer
Dana Palmer

How did Johnny Isakson's father fare with the Georgia Real Estate Commission ? Some of us recall...

janog
janog

reeeeeeeeeeeee

Ben L Rainey
Ben L Rainey

soros and the rats caused riot in VA Read David Horowitz piece on facebook now

janog
janog

bidsssssssssssssssssss

Tim Pope
Tim Pope

What did David Perdue say?

Paige R. Penland
Paige R. Penland

His nose was so full of Cheeto dust that he just kept sneezing.

Chris Burdette
Chris Burdette

Slower than Trump in response and yet this Dina canada is still bashing trump

Kevin Tuttle
Kevin Tuttle

Course, unlike Trump, his opinion hasn't changed from day to day.

Kevin Tuttle
Kevin Tuttle

First he condemned "both sides", then just the white supremacists, and then back to "both sides" again. Those are different.

Dina Canada
Dina Canada

Wow, thank you Senator for reminding us who we really are. Please do something about Trump.

David Ross
David Ross

"We" don't fly the flag of Canada.

Dina Canada
Dina Canada

David Ross in America we fly all kinds of flags. Have you been watching the news lately.

Dina Canada
Dina Canada

Sheron Hilliker Edge Trump is an incompetent racist. You shouldn't brag on that vote. Georgia is my home and I know we are better than Donald Trump. Everyone makes mistakes repent so we can move on.

Brian Haulk
Brian Haulk

Why does he need to do something about TRUMP? Maybe Trump needs to do something about Congress since they can't do their Jobs!!

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

He's probably in his last term, so he can afford to be a lot more direct in condemnation of "what happened in Charlottesville."

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