Former President Donald Trump endorsed Consultant Jody Hice (R-Ga.) earlier this morning; Hice is operating in opposition to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who refused to swing the 2020 election leads to his state in Trump’s favor.
“Jody has been a steadfast fighter for conservative Georgia values and is a staunch ally of the America First agenda,” Trump mentioned in a press release. “In contrast to the present Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out entrance with integrity.”
Hice, in the meantime, has continued to assist the baseless declare that the election was fraudulent.
“Free and honest elections are the inspiration of our nation, which is why I’m excited to announce my marketing campaign for Georgia Secretary of State. Collectively, we are able to renew integrity and safe our elections,” mentioned Hice.
Trump is at present below investigation in regard to a cellphone name he had with Raffensperger,
Throughout his phone call with Raffensperger, Trump ignored any argument that went in opposition to his insistence that he gained an election that had already been determined for Joe Biden.
“The folks of Georgia are offended, the folks of the nation are offended,” Trump mentioned. “And there’s nothing flawed with saying, you understand, that you simply’ve recalculated.”
“Effectively, Mr. President, the problem that you’ve is, the information you’ve is flawed.” Raffensperger advised him.
Later, Trump mentioned, “So look. All I wish to do is that this. I simply wish to discover 11,780 votes, which is yet one more than we’ve got. As a result of we gained the state.”
Earlier this month, a leaked audio recording of a December 23 name revealed that Trump pushed Georgia‘s lead elections investigator to search out the “proper reply” as he continued to advertise conspiracies about using absentee ballots within the state.