During this tumultuous time in our nation’s history, tensions are continuing to rise ahead of the anticipated inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20th.
For some, this is just the natural procession of politics, but, for others, this is an affront to the very democracy that we hold dear. You see, President Donald Trump is convinced that widespread voter fraud has unfairly swayed this election, and he has been calling on local and state officials to help him prove it.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has been less than receptive to some of the President’s requests, and has suffered criticism from Trump and his followers on account of it.
Now he’s lashing out at the conspiracy theorists within the MAGA movement, after his family was dragged into the fray.
Gov. Brian Kemp is fed up with the unrelenting attacks from conspiracy theorists calling on him to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia. But he’s even more enraged that some of those peddlers of false claims are targeting his wife and three daughters.
“It has gotten ridiculous — from death threats, (claims of) bribes from China, the social media posts that my children are getting,” he said. “We have the ‘no crying in politics rule’ in the Kemp house. But this is stuff that, if I said it, I would be taken to the woodshed and would never see the light of day.”
The Republican singled out the invective targeting his daughter Lucy, who has received hate-filled messages about inane false conspiracies about the death of her longtime boyfriend, Harrison Deal, who was killed in a traffic accident this month in Savannah.
Kemp’s full response including what could be colloquially described as fighting words.
Trump has repeatedly blasted Kemp via Twitter over his refusal to enact his “emergency powers” to assist the President’s legal challenge to the election.
Georgia’s electoral votes went to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020, which is the first time that the state went blue since the early 1990’s.
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