Today, in response to Gov. Kemp’s State of the State address, Democratic Party of Georgia spokesperson Ellie Schwartz released the following statement:
“In today’s State of the State address, Governor Brian Kemp tried to gloss over his record of failing Georgia families – but Georgians see through his rhetoric and know better.
“Despite Kemp’s grandstanding, Georgians are all too aware that under his failed leadership, our state ranks among the highest for maternal mortality, uninsured rate, and children losing their health coverage; and among the lowest for quality of education and accessibility of child care – and all this as Kemp sits on a multi-billion dollar budget surplus.
“If Kemp really cared about making Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family, he could stop blocking full Medicaid expansion, denying low-income children SNAP benefits and letting them lose health coverage, ignoring gun violence, ripping away reproductive rights, and hoarding a budget surplus that he should be investing in a better Georgia. Under Kemp’s failed leadership, Georgia families are falling further behind than ever – meanwhile, Georgia Democrats will never stop fighting under the Gold Dome to help them get ahead.”