There’s no denying that Governor Brian Kemp bid the Republican party farewell. He has gone above and above by forming his own coalition. “We can no longer rely on the traditional party infrastructure to win in the future,” he added in a statement.
According to sources, Kemp declined to attend the GOP state convention in 2023 and has since urged for all donations to the party to be stopped.
“I was merely outlining the necessary steps for any candidate to win, which is to discuss our platform. During the interview, Governor Kemp stated, “Look forward, don’t stare in the rearview mirror.”
Kemp has raised more than $1.2 million for his committees thus far. He reportedly hosted a private donor retreat on Sea Island and has since carried on fund-raising for his own committees.
According to an interview with NBC News, he has rejected Republican calls for Republican leaders throughout the state and has substituted members of his own coalition.
Reports indicate that Kemp’s appeal for Republicans to quit the party stemmed from his dissatisfaction, as he was certain that the state GOP should not back former president Donald Trump in the next election. He thought the GOP was moving too far to the right and that the party would implode under the direction of former state GOP leader Schaffer, who backed Donald Trump.
“In Georgia, we will not be engaging in political theater that merely exacerbates the emotions of the moment,” Kemp stated in an interview. We’ll follow morality. We are going to honor our public service oath. And I think that will be to the benefit of our state.
Though Kemp had his own race to win in the end, some Republican leaders believe that Kemp did not do enough to support the former president during his election. Kemp did, however, claim in an interview that he gave to Trump more than 80 times.
Some party members fear Kemp’s departure due to Trump’s ongoing attacks against him on national television. Regardless of whether Trump wins or loses, the party is divided between those who are committed to the party beyond his tenure.
Many contend that as a result of the division, the official Republican Party is, at best, ineffective and, at worst, actively hostile to the party’s objectives and prospects for election success in state after state.