Donald Trump is celebrating following news that one of the swampiest Republicans in the country will not be seeking re-election.
On Monday, Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced that he will not pursue re-election in the 2022 contest.
Trump released a statement on Tuesday saying that it is good for Georgia and the GOP.
“Good news for Georgia and the Republican Party. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan won’t be running again for office,” Trump said.
“He was the one who, along with Governor Brian Kemp, stopped the Georgia State Senate from doing the job they wanted to do on the 2020 Presidential Election Fraud. Duncan’s fight against Election Fraud made him unelectable. His former top aide, Chip Lake, said that the Lieutenant Governor would not win another term in office. Lake said, ‘I think he was an accident, and this is what happens when accidents happen in politics. They become one and done,’” he added.
“Now maybe the Georgia State Senate and House will build up the courage to expose the large-scale Presidential Election Fraud, which took place in their otherwise wonderful State. Let them just look at the State Senate in Arizona to find out what Leadership and Patriotism is all about,” Trump continued.
Duncan said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he will serve his final 19 months and push a plan to “revive” the GOP from Trump’s grip.
“We’re going to have to heal and rebuild to get ourselves back,” he said. “I see this as an opportunity — a moment in time we can change the trajectory of the Republican Party that can last a generation.”
— Geoff Duncan (@GeoffDuncanGA) May 17, 2021
Duncan said it’s a “conspiracy theory” that the 2020 election was “rigged.”
But he said he was “convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that by the time we get into the 2024 election cycle, a majority of Republicans” will buy into his vision.
“Any narrative from a Republican that the election was stolen, that it was a rigged election, is wasted energy. And it only continues to make the pathway to winning for Democrats even easier,” he said.
“It may be only a bold few to start with who join me,” Duncan said, “but I believe an overwhelming majority will eventually get there and get this party back on track.”
“This is the most lopsided conversation in the history of the United States, in my opinion. There is not one shred of evidence that shows there was a rigged election. Not one shred of evidence,” he said. “Yet there were mountains full of evidence that proved there was a legal, fair election.”
When asked about his opinion of Donald Trump, he gave an even swampier answer.
“If you look at this through the lens of a business owner, you’d look at the product of Donald Trump and say, look he got out of the gates really quickly. We did some really, really good things. But unfortunately, we lost some market share. We’ve got to make some adjustments.
“For me, Donald Trump validated that an outsider, business-minded change agent can be effective in D.C.,” he said.
“But in order to win, we’ve got to be focused on policies that make sense to a majority of Americans, we’ve got to be more empathetic and we’ve got to do it with a better tone. And that’s going to be a cornerstone of GOP 2.0,” he snidely added.
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