[Watch] Georgia Election Official Calls on Trump, Allies to Stop Inciting Violence
Gabe Sterling, a Republican election official in Georgia, did today what no other GOP official in the country has had the backbone to do since Nov. 3. He directly, forcefully called on Donald Trump to stop inspiring people to commit acts of violence against people who recognize the legitimacy of the presidential election.
His voice quaking with emotion, Sterling also decried sycophantic GOP senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for not condemning the death threats made against Christopher Krebs, former head of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Administration, and an employee of Dominion Voting Systems, the company that manufactured the voting machines used in Georgia.
Sterling’s own family is under armed guard, as is the family of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who certified Biden’s win in Georgia.
Speaking directly to Trump, Sterling said, “It’s all gone too far. Joe diGenova (a Trump attorney) today called for Chris Krebs, a patriot who ran CISA, to be shot. A 20-something tech in Gwinnett County today has death threats and a noose put out, that he should be hung for treason. It has to stop. Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned these actions or this language. We need you to step up and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”
Sterling continued, “This is an election, the backbone of democracy and all of you who have not said a damn word are complicit in this. I can’t begin to explain the level of anger I have right now over this and every American, every Georgian – Republican and Democrat alike – should have the same level of anger.”
Outraged Georgia election official decries threatening rhetoric against election staff: "Mr. President…senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop! We need you to step up—and if you're going to take a position of leadership, show some." pic.twitter.com/48hxIJn33k
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2020