President Donald Trump’s criticism of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) just reached new heights.
The Hill reports that President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to call for Kemp’s resignation.
“[Kemp] should resign from office,” the president tweeted. “He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG!”
Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast. Check it out. @OANN @newsmax and many more. @BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2020
Trump keeps up the fight
The president’s tweet came as a hearing was being held by the Georgia Senate on claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
Georgia’s electors gave Democrat Joe Biden the state in this year’s match-up after Biden appeared to have won it by some 12,000 votes, Forbes noted. President Trump, however, believes that when fraudulent votes are subtracted, he’ll emerge as the clear winner.
Unfortunately for Trump, his court challenges asserting as much have fallen flat thus far, as The Hill notes. And he isn’t getting a lot of help from Republican politicians like Kemp.
While the president has made his dislike of Kemp known in the past, Wednesday was the first time he outright called for the governor to step down.
“That horse has left the barn”
Later on Wednesday, Kemp responded to President Trump’s call for him to resign. “There is a constitutional and legal process that is playing out, and I am very comfortable letting that process play out,” Kemp told reporters, according to Newsweek. “But that horse has left the barn in Georgia, and it’s headed to D.C. right now.”
Congress is set to meet in a joint session on Jan. 6 to count the Electoral College votes, which turned out overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden.
Despite urges against it from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a number of House Republicans and one Senate Republican have announced that they are going to object to the Electoral College vote, according to Breitbart — but it remains unclear whether their efforts will be successful.
One thing is for certain, however: nearly two months after voters hit the polls to cast their ballots for president, the election is still far from over, at least in Trump’s eyes.