Video published to Twitter moments ago shows Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, being greeted by overwhelming boos at the Georgia GOP Convention.
Local media reports that Kemp was “greeted at the [Georgia] GOP convention with loud boos,” and Kemp spoke for “around 30 seconds before it was quiet enough to hear him from the press area.” Kemp received more periodic boos for the entire first minute he was on the stage, and only received a muted period of applause when he discussed Georgia reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOW – Governor Brian Kemp greeted with loud boos at the GOP convention in Georgia.pic.twitter.com/0A3xp2zlWF
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President Donald Trump repeatedly sparred with the Georgia governor as he refused to heed calls to examine the 2020 election even after video evidence appeared to show a series of election officials, including Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss, engage in voter fraud. Kemp continued to stonewall President Trump and his legal team until January 6, when Republicans handed Joe Biden the White House. President Trump eventually said, “The governor’s done nothing, he’s done absolutely nothing. I’m ashamed that I endorsed him.”
Kemp has been repeatedly criticized for his apparent ties to China. After meeting with the Chinese consul, National File reported that Kemp gave Dominion Voting Systems a $107 million contract in the state. Kemp also told Chinese investors that his administration is “constantly helping to develop new opportunities for Chinese companies.” National File also exposed that one of Kemp’s former staffers became a lobbyist for Dominion.
The scene was reminiscent of the Utah GOP convention that occurred last month, where Sen. Mitt Romney was repeatedly booed to the point that he seemed to resign himself to his unpopularity with his own voters, telling them, “You can boo all you want” and asked if the crowd of Republicans was embarrassed by its behavior. President Trump later said it was “so nice” to see the “stone cold loser” booed by the crowd of Utah Republicans.