Earlier this week, I highlighted how one of Trump’s favorite loyalists was jumping in to screw up the GOP’s chances of holding onto retiring U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s (R. GA) seat in next year’s special election:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) warned Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Friday that he could face a primary challenger when running for reelection if he doesn’t select President Trump’s favored candidate for the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).
“You are ignoring his request because you THINK you know better than @POTUS,” Gaetz tweeted. “If you substitute your judgement for the President’s, maybe you need a primary in 2022. Let’s see if you can win one w/o Trump.”
Gaetz in a follow-up tweet said Kemp would be “hurting Trump” if he does not select Collins.
“It’s not the establishment you are screwing with your donor-induced stubbornness,” Gaetz wrote. “You are hurting President Trump. You know this because he told you.”
Well get out the popcorn because this idiot wants to join in:
Fox News opinion personality Sean Hannity has taken on the role of lead naysayer when it comes to Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to tap finance executive Kelly Loeffler to replace Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate.
As news of the appointment hardened on Monday, Hannity — speaking from his daily perch on WSB Radio — accused the Republican governor and his staff of acting like “jackasses” for refusing an invitation to justify his choice on-air.
“It sounds like they’re mad and angry that they’re getting called out for picking somebody that’s a RINO. They’re just mad that we’re trying to get to the bottom of it before I think he makes a big mistake,” said Hannity.
He gave out the number to the governor’s office and urged his listeners to clog the phone lines with a message that Collins is the “perfect fit” for the job.
“It’s kind of sad. They don’t even want to hear from conservatives, without whose help Kemp doesn’t become the governor,” Hannity said. “I’m standing true to conservative principles.”
With Trump’s approval in Georgia underwater and the Democratic candidates being competitive in the Peach State, this type of battle is the last thing the GOP needs. Especially with a Senate Majority on the line. Right now, Matt Lieberman, former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman’s (I. CT) son, is the only declared candidate but the primary fight will encourage other Democrats to jump in soon. In the meantime, let’s help the Democrats running against U.S. Senator David Perdue (R. GA), who is up for re-election next year, get ready to flip that seat. Donate and get involved with the campaign of the Georgia Democrat you prefer: