Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was met with loud boos at the state’s Republican convention on Jekyll Island. Boos rained down immediately after Kemp was introduced by former U.S. Senator David Perdue and continued for over a minute into his speech.
In addition to Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr also received an icy welcome on Friday evening. The hostility comes after many GOP voters felt betrayed by Kemp’s post-2020 election conduct. Kemp refused calls from President Trump to implement a signature audit in the weeks that followed. “I will easily & quickly win Georgia if Governor @BrianKempGA or the Secretary of State permit a simple signature verification. Has not been done and will show large scale discrepancies,” said Trump in a November tweet. “Why are these two ‘Republicans’ saying no? If we win Georgia, everything else falls in place!”
“As I told the President this morning, I’ve publicly called for a signature audit three times (11/20, 11/24, 12/3) to restore confidence in our election process and to ensure that only legal votes are counted in Georgia,” Kemp replied.
Trump called for his resignation in December.
Kemp’s main GOP competitor — former Democrat Vernon Jones — also spoke at the convention. “Today, Georgia Republicans made their voices resoundingly clear,” Jones tweeted. “Change is coming.”