Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports:
With doubts surrounding if the Republican National Convention can happen in North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp has offered Georgia as an alternative site. Right now, the RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte Aug. 24-27.
But President Donald Trump tweeted the party “will be reluctantly forced” to find another site if Gov. Roy Cooper didn’t provide immediate answers about allowing full attendance. North Carolina is currently in Stage 2 of its reopening phase.
With world-class facilities, restaurants, hotels, and workforce, Georgia would be honored to safely host the Republican National Convention. We hope you will consider the Peach State, @realdonaldtrump!
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 26, 2020
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) May 26, 2020
More Jolt: Mike Pence says Georgia is one of the states the RNC would look at if it abandons Charlotte for its August nomination convention. GOP chair David Shafer, Gov. Brian Kemp like the idea: https://t.co/H3knAMx0gL
— Jim Galloway (@politicalinsidr) May 26, 2020
.@GaRepublicans chair @DavidShafer says he spoke to @GovKemp this morning and also to the RNC about landing the convention. “Thanks to Governor Kemp, Georgia has led the way in safely reopening our economy.” #gapol
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) May 26, 2020