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Smart Talk: NY Times reporter who broke story on Rep. Perry and Trump appears on Smart Talk

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U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks to the crowd during an in-person town hall on July 30, 2019.

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U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks to the crowd during an in-person town hall on July 30, 2019.

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Republican Congressman Scott Perry, who represents Dauphin and portions of York and Cumberland Counties, told WITF he introduced former President Donald Trump to U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark — who, the New York Times reported, was part of Trump’s plan to pressure Georgia to overturn its certified election results.

That’s even though no voting irregularities were found in Georgia.

Perry is being criticized and demands for his resignation are being made by some Democrats.

Catie Edmondson is one of the New York Times journalists who reported the story and joins us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to explain what was reported.

Pennsylvania will soon consider legislation aimed at preventing violence in schools.

The legislation is called the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) Students Act, which is modeled after an organization established to protect children from gun violence.

The Sandy Hook Promise was founded by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012; one of the deadliest school shootings in the country.

The legislation would teach youth and adults how to prevent school violence, shootings, and how to identify at-risk behaviors and intervene to get help.

Mark Barden is the co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and the father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. He appears on Smart Talk to discuss the need for legislative action. Also appearing on the program to talk about the experience in their district are Thomas R. Mitchell, Superintendent, Westmont Hilltop School District (Johnstown) and William A. Aurandt, assistant High School Principal, Westmont Hilltop (Johnstown).

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