Georgia has become the focus of the political arena as a pair of Senate elections will define the power of the upper chamber and President Donald Trump has turned on Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp.
During a Wednesday Fox News interview, Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan (R) blasted the efforts to overturn the election in his state.
Duncan said, “The part that I think really hurts us here in Georgia for our January 5th runoff is to have conversations about misinformation. It’s to have folks like Rudy Giuliani walking around the Georgia capitol today just talking about misinformation in every syllable. It’s cringeworthy, it’s like listening to fingernails down a chalkboard.”
“We’re Republicans in Georgia, we’ve got majorities, we’ve got a winning attitude here. Folks in Georgia support conservative leadership. We just need to spend the time reminding folks all about it.”
He added, “These folks that are trying to figure out ways to flip the election with misinformation is not democracy, it’s not American, I don’t support it. And I certainly encourage everybody listening here not to support any sort of misinformation campaign to just flip an election.”
Georgia Lt. Gov: These folks that are trying to figure out ways to flip the election with misinformation is not democracy, it’s not American, I don’t support it… pic.twitter.com/pw5jZs9lnX— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) December 30, 2020
This is not the first time that Duncan has gone on the record discrediting efforts to overturn the election. During an early-December CNN interview, Duncan said, “On January 20th, Joe Biden is going to be sworn in as the 46th president. The Constitution is still in place. This is still America.”
President Trump has spent the past few weeks attacking Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. On Wednesday, he took those attacks a step further, calling for Kemp to resign and accusing the Republican governor of being “an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia.”
Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast. Check it out. @OANN @newsmax and many more. @BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2020
President Trump made a number of demands of the governor, all of which were ignored. Trump called on Kemp to overrule Georgia’s Secretary of State’s election count. Trump urged Kemp to call a special session of the state senate, Kemp shot that down in a statement.