Georgia Gov Brian Kemp, June, 2021:
“My mission when I got in the governor’s office was to do exactly what I told people I was gonna do. And that’s what I’ve been doing. And that’s what I’m gonna run on, regardless of who the opponent is.”
The TV news reporter didn’t bat an eye at the preposterous statement from Kemp that he has done what he told people he was going to do in 2018. Watchdog media and “one-on-one” indeed.
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‘Kemp goes one-on-one with FOX 5’ WAGA TV news interview with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, aired June 1st (2nd?) 2021. Link at bottom. Transcription from Rev.com below video imbed.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp goes one-on-one with FOX 5’s Claire Simms discussing the start to his re-election bid.
(FoxFive, WAGA, Atlanta) TV News anchor: (00:03)
… has consistently backed the new voting law saying, “It makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” Despite the backlash, he hopes to secure support for his reelection.
TV News anchor: (00:12)
This weekend, Georgia Republicans will head to Jekyll Island for the state’s GOP convention. FOX 5’s Claire Simms spoke with Governor Kemp one on one to talk about why he says Georgians should reelect him.
Claire Simms, TV news reporter: (00:27)
Governor Brian Kemp will head to Georgia’s coast this weekend to meet with Republicans from all over the state as he tries to earn their vote in 2022.
Governor Kemp: (00:36)
These are the times where you really need tough leaders. You know, you’re having to make tough decisions. I haven’t shied away from that.
Claire Simms: (00:43)
In a one-on-one interview, Governor Brian Kemp says he is the person to help lead Georgia as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the Republican officially announced he would run for reelection in 2022. Kemp has already drawn two primary challengers, former Democratic state lawmaker Vernon Jones and South Georgia educator Kandiss Taylor, both of whom have called for a forensic audit of the 2020 election in Georgia. Jones has accused Kemp of not doing enough to help former President Trump win the state.
Governor Kemp: (01:18)
Well, first of all, it’s just n-, not true at all. I mean, I did over 80 events helping President Trump, uh, helping our two US senators, helping our legislative candidates, House and Senate. Uh, even helped local candidates, you know, that would had, you know, Republicans running up in Cobb and other places that I went and did events for. So, uh, nobody worked as hard as I did in the state of Georgia.
Claire Simms: (01:41)
Kemp’s 2018 rival, Democrat Stacey Abrams, has not yet said whether she will run again. But the Governor says he is ready.
Governor Kemp: (01:50)
Oh, I’m looking forward to running whoever gets in the race. I mean, it’s, it’s not gonna be about them as much as it is me reminding people, um, that I delivered on the promises I told ’em I would do. My mission when I got in the governor’s office was to do exactly what I told people I was gonna do. And that’s what I’ve been doing. And that’s what I’m gonna run on, regardless of who the opponent is.
Claire Simms: (02:12)
Former President Donald Trump has said he will come to Georgia to campaign against Governor Kemp. Coming up all new on FOX 5 News Edge at 11:00, why Kemp says he cannot focus on what others are doing.
Claire Simms: (02:24)
Outside the state capitol, Claire Simms, FOX 5 News.