Here's what's trending in politics in Georgia and around the nation on Monday.
Georgia Sen. David Perdue, (R), urged fellow Republicans Sunday to unite behind President Donald Trump, comparing Trump to Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt as “men of destiny at a point of crisis in their countries.” Perdue was speaking at the annual 8th Congressional District Fish Fry. According to the Telegraph, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also attended the gathering.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle received 37 percent of the votes in a straw poll for Republican candidates for governor held at the 8th Congressional District fish fry. Secretary of State Brian Kemp came in second with 34 percent of the votes, and state Sen. Hunter Hill got 19 percent of the votes.
Trump will sign an executive order that reverses an Obama administration order restricting police agencies access to surplus military equipment, according to the Washington Post. Law enforcement agencies will have access to such gear as firearms, ammunition, grenade launchers and riot shields, the AP reports.
Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday, according to the White House, to view the damage from Hurricane Harvey. On Sunday, the president tweeted praise for the work of those directing storm relief efforts, the New York Times reported.
A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. will be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol at 10 a.m. Monday. Click here to see the AJC’s story on how to watch the unveiling.
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