Georgia Gov To Defy Trump With Senate Appointment

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Gov. Brian Kemp plans to tap financial executive Kelly Loeffler for a U.S. Senate seat next week as he pushes to expand the Georgia GOP’s appeal to women who have fled the party in recent years.

The appointment would defy President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders who have repeatedly urged the governor to appoint U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, a four-term congressman who is one of the president’s staunchest defenders in Washington.

It would end months of jockeying for the seat to be vacated by Republican Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down at year’s end because of health issues. Loeffler would be the second woman in Georgia history to serve in the U.S. Senate.

The tweet below is from Kemp’s top advisor.