Following a vote by the Republican National Committee describing the violent January 6 insurrection as “legitimate political discourse,” leading Georgia GOP candidates remain silent.
The RNC resolution, passed on Friday, is being widely panned by Democrats and Republicans alike for its “revisionist history” distorting the truth of the violent January 6 attack on the rule of law. Georgia’s GOP candidates – including Brian Kemp, David Perdue, Chris Carr, Burt Jones, Butch Miller, Brad Raffensperger, Jody Hice and Georgia’s seven other Republican members of Congress, and Herschel Walker and every GOP Senate primary candidate – have yet to denounce the RNC’s official position condoning political violence.
“Georgia Republicans’ silence as their party justifies political violence confirms what we’ve long known – the Georgia GOP has become completely corrupted by Donald Trump and his election conspiracy theories,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “It’s despicable that the Republican Party continues to threaten public safety and the rule of law in service of a former president’s delusions, and unacceptable that Georgia Republicans have yet to condemn this dangerous rhetoric. Georgia voters deserve to know where candidates stand when it comes to upholding our democracy and preventing violence.”
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