Republicans did not have a great day this past Tuesday. In a tough blow to the GOP, Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler did not manage to hold onto their seats in the U.S. Senate. Therefore, Democrats now have control of both congressional chambers, while Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next president in just ten days.
There are all kinds of running theories for why the GOP couldn’t hold onto even just one seat and therefore maintain their Senate majority. Some folks blamed President Trump for his outspoken remarks on election fraud.
Others asserted that Republicans didn’t act ahead of time to stop Democrats from cheating; likewise, certain people stated that the demographics of Georgia changed in ways that don’t favor conservatives.
Whatever the reason(s), many Republicans in the Peach State aren’t pleased. This displeasure has therefore engendered new backlash against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, according to Newsmax.
Anger Towards Governor Kemp
Georgia’s Republican governor is facing a lot of heat from his own party right now. Kemp, who was already under fire for Georgia’s management of the 2020 presidential election, is presently under more scrutiny.
Tea Party and GOP activists are currently seeking a Republican to primary Kemp in the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election. Democrats, on the other hand, feel emboldened by the wins of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Days ago, the Democratic Governors Association tweeted that Kemp would be the “next” Republican to lose re-election to a Democrat.
Serving our great state has been the honor of my lifetime.
Thank you, Georgia! pic.twitter.com/MQc0rFS208
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) January 7, 2021
To add to all this, President Trump himself already vowed weeks ago to campaign against Kemp next year, should the Georgia governor seek an additional term. Right now, one of the names that continues to come up as a potential GOP challenger for Kemp is Rep. Doug Collins.
A recent poll showed that Collins would soundly beat Kemp amongst conservative Georgians in a primary challenge.
Healing in the Republican Party
After an unsuccessful presidential election and two failed Georgia runoffs, the Republican Party is in the midst of healing. Now, more than ever, the GOP is focused on revitalizing the party and getting fresh, formidable candidates into office.
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Big Tech isn’t shutting down accounts due to “risk”.
They’re trying to control what you READ.
What you THINK.
What you BELIEVE.
They’re after one thing: control.
Because control means power.
Don’t let them win.
— Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) January 9, 2021
Some Republicans believe that a referendum on the GOP is necessary to purge RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and others who are sabotaging the party from inside.
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