Republican Governor Brian CampBrian Kemp Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner Launches Senate Campaign Against Warnock Stacey Abrams: Voting Restriction Bills Are ‘Undermining American Democracy’ Nevada Gov. Signs Bill to Permanently Expand Postal Voting for All Registered Voters (Ga.) He received boos from former loyalists President Trump at the annual congress of the state party.
“.@BrianKempGA greeted at the Ga GOP convention with loud boos. He spoke for about 30 seconds before becoming quiet enough to be heard by the press, “tweeted Maya Prabhu, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, along with a video from Saturday.
“But he received his first applause when he mentioned that Georgia was the first country to reopen during the pandemic. #gapol – she added.
. @ BrianKempGA congratulated the Ga GOP convention with loud boos. He spoke for about 30 seconds before it was quiet enough to be heard by the press. But he received his first applause when he mentioned that Georgia was the first country to reopen during the pandemic. #gapol pic.twitter.com/4LcgRqkvoO
– Maya T. Prabhu (@MayaTPrabhu) June 5, 2021
Kemp is running for re-election in 2022 and must overcome the obstacle Trump placed in his way after the former president attacked the governor for failing to support his efforts to cancel the election.
Kemp was prepared by Vernon Jones, a former Democrat who became a Republican in early 2021 and a staunch supporter of Trump.
Jones went on Twitter to share a video of Kemp being booed at a convention.
“Today, Republicans in Georgia made their voice clear,” Jones tweeted. “Change is coming.”
Today, Republicans in Georgia made their voices strikingly clear.
Change is coming. https://t.co/WxkcdPzN9o
– Vernon Jones for Governor (@RepVernonJones) June 5, 2021
Jones before that said,, “If it weren’t for Brian Kemp, Donald Trump would still be president of that United States.”
Associated Press reports Kemp did not mention Trump in his speech at the convention and focused on his achievements in the state.
He also did not claim that the election was fraudulent, which was mentioned several times by other speakers, the AP noted.