By Maria Boynton

“A very courageous and ethical leadership move”, that’s what democrats in Georgia are calling Sally Yates’ defiance of President Donald Trump’s travel and refugee ban. Yates was the acting Attorney General, before she was fired by Trump this week, when she instructed Justice Department lawyers not to uphold Trump’s executive order barring U.S. entry to people from some majority-Muslim countries. The ban sparked protests at Atlanta’s airport and others country-wide.

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson talks with CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton about how Sally Yates can be a "symbol of change". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson talks with CBS Radio Atlanta’s Maria Boynton about how Sally Yates can be a “symbol of change”. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)


Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson thinks Yates should be considered as a candidate for Governor of Georgia in 2018. Johnson calls Yates a “symbol of change for those who voted for Donald Trump and are now having buyer’s remorse.”

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