Conservatives Unleash on Georgia's Republican Governor

"Pass in Review" (CC BY 2.0) by Georgia National Guard

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) is in a tough spot right now. Amid disagreements over the 2020 presidential election, Kemp has managed to fall out of favor with President Trump and some other conservatives.
On multiple occasions, the president has spoken out about extensive reports of voter fraud in Georgia; Trump maintains that signature checks during ballot recounts are in order, as is a special session to root out irregularities and fraud that engendered Biden’s win in the Peach State.

“White House Christmas 2018” (Public Domain) by The White House

Governor Kemp, however, didn’t respond to this in the manner that Trump and other Republicans would have liked. The Republican governor proclaimed that state and federal laws tied his hands and barred him from calling a special session to overturn an election’s outcome.
Since this, the president has come down on Kemp with heavy criticism. Nevertheless, this didn’t stop the Georgia governor from attending a White House Christmas Party, a move which engendered even more backlash, according to Newsmax.

Governor Kemp at the White House Christmas Party

On Friday evening, the Georgia governor posted a photo of himself with one of his daughters at the White House Christmas Party. Kemp stated that he and his daughter had a “great time” before wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

In light of Kemp’s on-the-outs relationship with President Trump, many conservatives questioned and censured the former’s decision to go to the White House.
The timeliness of the visit also raised some eyebrows; just earlier that day, the president had slammed Kemp via Twitter for reportedly not allowing GOP poll watchers to oversee the process of signature verifications.

A Statement from Kemp

While the Georgia governor has not directly or publicly responded to President Trump, he has spoken out about criticism against him…along with attacks directed towards his family.
Last week, Kemp issued a statement, declaring that anyone who has an issue with him should address him personally and leave his family out of it. The Georgia governor also stated that a lot of “misinformation” is riling people up during an already tense time.

Despite his current standing with Trump and many conservatives, Kemp is continuing to urge residents of his state to vote for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Both of these Republicans are in runoffs that will determine whether the GOP continues to control the Senate.
What do you think about the Georgia GOP governor’s decision to attend a White House Christmas Party, in spite of his broken relationship with President Trump? Let us know in the comments section below!