Just days after he praised Republicans in the state of Georgia for passing one of the most draconian voter suppression laws in the nation, former President Donald Trump has reversed himself and is attacking the state and the state’s GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for not going farther and making it almost impossible for many Georgians to cast a ballot, according to Mediaite.
Trump issued a statement Monday evening which reads in part:
“Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further, as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it.
“The watered-down version, that was just passed and signed by Governor Kemp, while better than before, doesn’t have Signature Matching and many other safety measures, which were sadly left out.”
Especially notable was the way Trump attacked Kemp by name. The Georgia governor has been a steadfast Trump supporter but has fallen out of favor with the former president since the Peach State went for President Joe Biden and then elected two Democrats to the state’s open Senate seats.
The former president’s whiny statement was certainly noticed on social media, where many noted that Kemp has clearly fallen out of favor with the Donald:
Everyone Hates Brian Kemp, Episode 42 pic.twitter.com/ONJzI0s0D0
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) April 6, 2021
INBOX: Ex-Pres Trump critiques new Georgia election law for being “The watered-down version” and not going far enough. But he back boycotting of “all of the woke companies that don’t want Voter I.D. and Free and Fair Elections.”
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) April 6, 2021
Why did Trump suddenly reverse himself on the Georgia law? Theories abound on that question, but this one sums it up best:
On March 26, Donald Trump congratulated Georgia for changing its voter laws.
Tonight? It’s a “watered down” measure + “too bad” the GOP didn’t go further.
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) April 6, 2021
Exactly! How dare Brian Kemp steal the mantle of repressing black and brown people from the Donald! The nerve of some people.
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