White man sitting in a chair on stage speaking in a suit.
Gov. Brian Kemp speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 17, 2023. (World Economic Forum Facebook)

On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp participated in a panel at the 2023  Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The focus of the discussion centered on the U.S. legislative landscape and how the next two years could shape domestic and foreign policy.

Børge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, led the conversation with Kemp and panelists U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-I), Chris Coons, (DE-D), Joe Manchin (WV- D); U.S. Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-R) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-D); and J.B. Pritzker, governor of Illinois.

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Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17, 2023. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in from Jan. 16 until Jan. 20, 2023. (Markus Schreiber/AP)

The roundtable format allowed each participant to answer a question, and Brende asked Kemp about how partisanship affected the state of Georgia. Kemp then listed reasons Georgia had fared well, economically, during the pandemic. He then said that parties could work together on big problems across the U.S. such as drug use and crime. 

“Every governor in the country is dealing with fentanyl crisis, street gang crisis, human trafficking, Kemp said. “Much could be solved … and while we’re working on these things, secure the dang border.”

This story comes to Fresh Take Georgia through a reporting partnership with GPB News, a nonprofit newsroom covering the state of Georgia.

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