Yesterday, following the announcement of new federal workplace health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 amid failed Republican state leadership, Brian Kemp doubled down on his continued opposition to fighting the pandemic with baseless legal threats that constitutional law experts have called “pure political puffery.”
“With Georgians dying and our state’s hospitals overwhelmed from COVID-19, Brian Kemp is fighting everyone and everything except the virus,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Between banning local governments from trying to slow COVID-19 spread and picking public fights with the federal government, Kemp is putting his own politics ahead of saving Georgians’ lives. Brian Kemp’s failed leadership throughout this pandemic is not only shameful and disqualifying – it’s deadly.”
According to an August poll, 63% of Georgia voters support workplace health and safety measures similar to those that Kemp is now opposing.
Kemp’s failed leadership as the Delta variant surges in Georgia:
The state of COVID-19 in Georgia under Brian Kemp: