Brian Kemp and Kelly Loeffler Offer Up Georgia to Host Republican National Convention

Brian Kemp is not popular with his state’s voters. He barely won an election over Stacey Abrams and was accused of using his powers as Secretary of State in order to suppress voting.

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In today’s GOP, though, some lawmakers work on the principal that the only person who’s opinion matters is Donald Trump. And Kemp has been trying to court the President’s favor. On Tuesday, the Georgia governor tweeted that he would be happy to host the Republican National Convention.

Trump was upset on Monday after realizing he may not be able to have a full convention in North Carolina. On Tuesday, the state saw their highest number of hospitalizations since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Kemp attempted to swoop right in and offer an alternative. He tweeted to Trump, “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.”

Kemp is having severe popularity problems in his state. A recent poll found that he was the only governor in the country with a worse COVID-19 approval rating than Donald Trump.

And the governor wasn’t the only Georgia lawmaker attempting to court Trump. Embattled Senator Kelly Loeffler tried to get in on the action as well. “Totally agree, Governor. Georgia is open for business, and we have what it takes to safely and successfully host the Republican National Convention, Mr. President!”

Loeffler has been dogged by accusations that she sold off stocks after receiving privileged information regarding the pandemic. She also faces a tough primary battle against former congressman, Doug Collins.

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