Donald Trump has no shortage of political enemies, but his feud with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is notable because of its high-profile nature and because Kemp is a Republican.
Nevertheless, the old adage “politics make strange bedfellows” seems to ring true as on Monday, Kemp declared he would support Trump if he secures the GOP nomination for president.
The Conservative Brief noted the public quarrel has been fueled by Kemp’s criticism of Trump for disputing the results of the 2020 election.
Matters escalated when Kemp provided unflattering testimony regarding Trump when deposed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in connection with the 2020 Georgia election.
Tension between the two increased after Kemp declined to launch an impeachment inquiry into Fani Willis and her handling of the August Trump indictment, though several state lawmakers urged him to do so.
State Sen. Colton Moore strongly encouraged Kemp to move to impeach Willis, saying, “We must strip all funding and, if appropriate, impeach Fani Willis.”
Moore added, “As a Georgia State Senator, I am officially calling for an emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis. America is under attack. I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors weaponize their elected offices to politically target their opponents.”
According to Fox News, Kemp declined, claiming he had not seen sufficient evidence justifying calling a special session of the legislature to consider the impeachment issue.
Kemp made the surprise declaration of his support for Trump during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Kemp said of Trump: “Despite all of that, despite all of his other trials and tribulations, he would still be a lot better than Biden. And the people serving in the administration would be a lot better than Joe Biden.”
Kemp added, “And it has nothing to do with being a coward. It has everything to do with winning and reversing the ridiculous, obscene positions of Joe Biden and this administration that literally, in a lot of ways, are destroying our country.”
The governor asserted he believes that if nominated, Trump would win the state of Georgia in 2024. Trump disputed his loss in Georgia in 2020.
Kemp’s prediction came with a qualifier: “But I also think he stands a very good chance of losing if he continues to talk about the stolen 2020 election,” Kemp said. “If [Trump] continues, like he’s done in the past, to attack other good Republicans who don’t agree with him 100 percent of the time, there’s a good chance he can lose the election,” Kemp warned.
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