Speaking to hoards of supporters at a rally in Dalton, Georgia on the eve of two crucial Senate runoff elections, President Trump on Monday night told supporters that he would campaign against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in 2022.
Rallying against the Peach State’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for not overturning President-elect Joe Biden’s win there, the President said he’d work to remove him from office. He went on to say, “I’m going to be here in a year and a half and I’m going to be campaigning against your governor and your crazy secretary of state, I guarantee you. I shouldn’t say this, I shouldn’t say this because I just don’t want you to tell anybody outside of this room, other than the millions of people watching.”
Even last month, President Trump told Fox News that he was “ashamed” of endorsing Kemp in 2018, saying he had “done absolutely nothing” to advance his claims of fraud.
As a prelude to the crucial Senate runoff elections, the President addressed supporters in Georgia with an aim to fire-up support for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler who are facing off against Democratic Party challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in two races that will determine which party controls the US Senate in 2021.
In November, after Biden won in Georgia by less than 12,000 ballots, Georgia had become a hotbed of allegations where the President accused Democrats of cheating him out of re-election by fraud. A machine recount and a hand recount of ballots confirmed Biden’s victory, despite which President Trump said yesterday, “There’s no way we lost Georgia. That was a rigged election. I ran two elections. I won both of them, the second one much more successful than the first.”
Furthermore, the President pleaded with the crowd to vote today, saying that Perdue and Loeffler should not suffer the same fate he did and wait weeks for a result.‘We can’t let this happen any longer,” he said. “We’re not going to have that tomorrow night where you’re leading and then all of a sudden, boom, it’s gone, like magic.”