Gov. Brian Kemp “Not Too Worried” About Business Leaving Georgia as His Extreme Agenda Costs State Millions
Yesterday, when Gov. Brian Kemp was asked on the campaign trail if he had regrets that Music Midtown left Georgia due to his extreme gun agenda, Kemp declined to answer and shared no indication he regretted the music festival’s cancellation. Instead Kemp deflected to Music Midtown organizers, saying “you would have to talk to them” – not showing even a hint of care or worry about Georgia losing out on the tens of thousands of visitors and $50 million Music Midtown brings to small businesses and the state economy.
The comment came after Kemp was asked about the prospect of Music Midtown and other companies taking their business out of state, to which Kemp replied, “I’m not too worried about people leaving Georgia.”
Kemp’s apathetic comments come after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Board published a new piece this week discussing how Kemp’s extreme policies could cause Georgia’s economy to lose out on other major music festivals like Music Midtown, and how the governor’s agenda could prove to be a “tarnish to our reputation as the cultural capital of the South.”
The piece also noted that Kemp’s new criminal carry law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry concealed handguns without a permit or its background check, will likely be on the minds of “influential decision-makers” when it comes to planning large events in Georgia in the future.