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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp at the Delta Flight Museum in Hapeville Feb. 25. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) told Fox News Wednesday he'd "absolutely" support former President Trump if he becomes the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nominee.

Why it matters: Trump has repeatedly lambasted Kemp since the governor resisted his pressure to overturn President Biden's 2020 election win in Georgia — notably in an hourlong phone call that is now being investigated in the state.

  • The former president called for Kemp's resignation last December. Trump criticized him as recently as Saturday, telling Newsmax he regretted supporting him in Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial primary runoff, adding the endorsement "hurt us."

What he's saying: When asked by Fox News' Neil Cavuto whether he'd support Trump as presidential nominee, Kemp said: "Absolutely, I'm going to support the nominee," adding that he "worked very hard" for Trump."

  • Kemp told Cavuto that the former president's ideas would be part of the Republican Party "for a long time in the future" and that Republicans "need to have a big tent" as "there's a lot of great ideas out there."
  • "We're not always going to get along, but I think the president deserves a lot of credit," he added. "And he's not going away."

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Tim Scott hopes to reintroduce version of GOP police reform bill

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters Wednesday he plans to reintroduce his police reform bill or a similar proposal in the coming weeks, and that he has discussed a potential compromise with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Why it matters: Eyes have again turned to Washington to take steps to address police reform in the wake of Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict Tuesday, after efforts stalled in Congress last year.

Biden announces small business tax credits for vaccine PTO

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President Biden on Wednesday will call on all employers to provide employees paid time off to get vaccinated or to recover from any side effects, and he'll include a paid tax credit for small businesses to do so, administration officials said.

Why it matters: The administration sees places of work as highly influential in making shots more convenient for working adults who are in high-risk industries.

White House unveils plans for high-profile climate summit

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Biden administration offered new details this morning about the big, virtual climate summit Thursday and Friday and signaled they expect new emissions reduction and climate finance commitments from multiple countries.

Driving the news: The administration said 40 heads of state would attend, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

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