Despite Gov. Brian Kemp’s harsh criticisms of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, the package has funded crucial projects across Georgia — which Kemp is now bragging about on the campaign trail as he tries to take credit and boost his chances of re-election.
A new report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights Kemp’s hypocrisy, noting that while he’s “been using the billions of dollars the federal government has sent to the state as a vital tool in his reelection campaign,” he was a vocal opponent before its passage. Kemp called the ARP “unacceptable” and a “slap in the face to hardworking Georgians” — and he even went so far as to urge Georgia’s U.S. Senators to block it, which could have potentially cost Georgia billions of dollars.
Last week, Kemp announced that millions in American Rescue Plan dollars would fund rural broadband improvements. This comes in addition to Kemp taking credit for Democrats’ ARP funding that went towards everything from water and sewer improvements and other broadband projects, to funding to help small businesses recover from the pandemic and bonuses for first responders.
Earlier this year, Georgia Democrats released a new website to hold Kemp accountable on his opposition to the American Rescue Plan and his efforts to try and take credit for all it delivered to Georgia: KempDoesntCare.com
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Kemp slammed federal stimulus, but he’s using it now to help win reelection