MSNBC: By defying a subpoena, Kemp is trying to look out for his own election prospects
A new report from MSNBC highlights how Gov. Brian Kemp’s refusal to testify against Donald Trump in the Fulton County 2020 election interference probe is a “blatantly hypocritical move” and “seems like an effort not to ruffle Trump’s feathers,” because Kemp will need Trump’s supporters to win re-election.
The piece also notes how in defying the subpoena Kemp is trying to “look out for his own election prospects” and “hampering what is likely to be the most important investigation into election meddling in his state’s history.”
Kemp’s decision to resist testifying against Trump comes after Fox News reported that Kemp would welcome Trump’s endorsement. Kemp has also already said he would “absolutely” support Trump in 2024 and noted that he “never ‘once said a bad word’ about” Trump. After Trump attacked Kemp throughout the primary, Kemp is afraid of angering the former president by testifying — which could lead Trump to again take aim at Kemp during the general election.
Georgia’s GOP governor is working hard to avoid giving up the (potential) goods on Trump.