Donald Trump said Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp should resign for refusing to back his ludicrous claim that he actually won Georgia despite numerous recounts that say otherwise.
“Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast. Check it out. @OANN @newsmax and many more,” Trump tweeted. “@BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.”
President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia in the November elections by more than 12,000 votes, a result that stood despite multiple lawsuits and recounts. He became the first Democratic candidate for president to win the state since 1992.
Following the loss Trump and his allies have attacked state officials in Georgia including the Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gov. Kemp accusing them of mismanaging the election.
When his attacks failed he reportedly called Kemp to ask him to pressure state legislators to toss out the results of the election and select Trump friendly electors. When Kemp refused to do so, he told Fox news that he was “ashamed” to have endorsed him for governor.
The tweet on Wednesday is the first time that Trump called for him to resign.