Election Denial Has Consequences — Georgia State Senators Demoted
It turns out that there are repercussions for lying to your constituents, as Georgia Republicans are now learning. Three state senators who backed Donald Trump’s false claims about his election loss, undermining the public trust in the election system, are learning that this week.
The public trust is the cornerstone of government, and three state senators who worked to undermine that trust in the Georgia elections have lost that trust themselves, as demonstrated in a decision by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, state Senators Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, Matt Brass of Newnan, and Burt Jones of Jackson, are all stripped of their chairman positions and/or reduced to lesser positions.
According to 11 Alive, Lt. Governor Duncan has been criticizing the efforts by Donald Trump and the Republican party, in support of the same, to attack Georgia’s elections, likely costing the state’s Republicans two U.S. Senate seats, and in turn costing the nation’s Republican party the control of the Senate.
He said that Republicans in Georgia and across the nation, claiming voter fraud where no evidence of any actually exists, not only hurt the party, but led to the attack on the nation’s Capitol building last week, and that it’s time for Republicans to “soul search, and double down on what we know we’re good at, and learn from the things we haven’t done well over the last few years.”
Georgia’s top elected officials, including Duncan, as well as Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, have been under attack since November for refusing to go along with false claims that the state’s elections were ‘rigged’ and that the results were falsified or inaccurate, after the state flipped blue for the Presidential race.