Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was booed at the Georgia GOP convention, where a resolution was passed to censure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for ignoring former President Trump’s pressure to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
The action shows the grip Trump has on the Republican Party in the state. Raffensperger was censured for a “dereliction of his constitutional duty” over the presidential election, according to the resolution obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Vernon Jones got a standing ovation.
Brian Kemp got booed off stage.
Welcome to Georgia, folks.
— MrGeorgiaPine (@gseagle11) June 6, 2021
.@BrianKempGA greeted at the Ga GOP convention with loud boos. He was speaking for about 30 seconds before it was quiet enough to hear him from the press area. But he got his first full applause when he mentioned Georgia being the first state to reopen during the pandemic. #gapol pic.twitter.com/4LcgRqkvoO
— Maya T. Prabhu (@MayaTPrabhu) June 5, 2021