Republican Georgia Gov. Kemp says pro-Trump conspiracy theorists have threatened his family

  

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Via:  krishna  •  3 weeks ago  •  29 comments

By:   Jacob Knutson

Republican Georgia Gov. Kemp says pro-Trump conspiracy theorists have threatened his family
he, his wife and three daughters have been targeted with conspiracy theory-fueled death threats and false claims after he refused President Trump's request to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state,

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaking in Savannah on Dec. 15. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday told reporters that he, his wife and three daughters have been targeted with conspiracy theory-fueled death threats and false claims after he refused President Trump's request to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Why it matters:  Kemp did not blame Trump for the attacks, even though the president has openly raged against the governor, promoted false claims of election fraud and attempted to encourage officials to overturn Biden's victory.

Context:  Trump asked Kemp over the phone in early December to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia.

Kemp refused, and Trump in turn denounced the governor in  a tweet .

What they're saying:  “It has gotten ridiculous — from death threats, bribes from China, the social media posts that my children are getting,” Kemp said. “We have the ‘no crying in politics rule’ in the Kemp house. But this is stuff that, if I said it, I would be taken to the woodshed and would never see the light of day.”

The big picture:  Kemp said his relationship with Trump is "fine."

"I know he’s frustrated, and I’ve disagreed on things with him before,” the governor said, adding: “Look, at the end of the day, I’ve got to follow the laws and the Constitution and the Constitution of this state.”

Trump , however, has called Kemp a “ fool ” and a "clown" and said he was " ashamed " for endorsing him in 2018.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday told reporters that he, his wife and three daughters have been targeted with conspiracy theory-fueled death threats and false claims after he refused President Trump's request to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

No, he's not a Democrat!

Nor is he a "Commie".....

He is a dedicated (Conservative) Republican, and in fact has been a strong Trump supporter. Worked very hard to the presidential race to elect Trump.

But some of the ulta-crazies have targeted him, his wife, and his kids with death threats.

Why?

Because he refused to go along with Trump's cock-a-mamie plan to try to overthrow the will of the voters...

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Krishna @1    3 weeks ago

It's appalling. The obsessive lunacy of some trump supporters is frightening.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Kemp did not blame Trump for the attacks, even though the president has openly raged against the governor, promoted false claims of election fraud and attempted to encourage officials to overturn Biden's victory.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

 Trump asked Kemp over the phone in early December to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia.

Kemp refused, and Trump in turn denounced the governor in   a tweet  .

 
 
 
Krishna
4  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Kemp: "I know he’s frustrated, and I’ve disagreed on things with him before,” the governor said, adding: “Look, at the end of the day, I’ve got to follow the laws and the Constitution and the Constitution of this state.”

Trump  , however, has called Kemp a “  fool  ” and a "clown" and said he was "  ashamed  " for endorsing him in 2018.

 
 
 
Gsquared
4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Krishna @4    3 weeks ago
“Look, at the end of the day, I’ve got to follow the laws and the Constitution and the Constitution of this state.”

Which loudly implies that Trump does not.

 
 
 
Gsquared
5  Gsquared    3 weeks ago
Kemp said his relationship with Trump is "fine."

Umm...

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
6  Thrawn 31    3 weeks ago

Enjoy the benefits of supporting Trump bitch.  

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
7  Bob Nelson    3 weeks ago

Lock her up!

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

Why are people this crazy over an election? I very much doubt that no matter who was president, that they would radically change the lives of the people making these threats.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8    3 weeks ago
Why are people this crazy over an election? I very much doubt that no matter who was president, that they would radically change the lives of the people making these threats.

Well, you might be right. No matter who was president, it probably wouldn't change the lives of truly insane people very much.

But...what about the rest of us?

 
 
 
Krishna
8.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8    3 weeks ago
Why are people this crazy over an election?

I assume you've heard of the Corona Virus?

If so-- do you think its real-- of merely "Just the Democrats latest Hoax"?

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Krishna @8.2    3 weeks ago

That seems off-topic. Is there a relevant point to your inquiry?

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Tacos! @8.2.1    3 weeks ago

Anything the seeder/author says is on topic ( and fair game from that point on )

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.2.3  Tacos!  replied to  Split Personality @8.2.2    3 weeks ago
Anything the seeder/author says is on topic ( and fair game from that point on )

You're stating a rule of the site. I was just thinking that logically there is no connection between me asking why people get crazy over elections (to the point of threatening people) and what seems to me to be a trolling type query about whether or not I personally think the coronavirus is a hoax.

So I asked Krishna to explain the logical relevance of the question. Clarification doesn't seem to be forthcoming, so I might have been right about the nature of the question.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
8.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Tacos! @8    3 weeks ago

400 000 dead

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.3.1  Tacos!  replied to  Bob Nelson @8.3    3 weeks ago

I don't know what that is supposed to mean.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.3.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8.3.1    3 weeks ago
1 out of 1000
I don't know what that is supposed to mean.

No problem. Let me explain.

Its really quite simple actually: it means that on average, out of every 1000 Americans, one will get the virus.

Its another way of showing how widespread its become.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.3.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.3.2    3 weeks ago
I don't know what that is supposed to mean.
No problem. Let me explain.

Its really quite simple actually: it means that on average, out of every 1000 Americans, one will get the virus.

Its another way of showing how widespread its become

If that's not clear:

If, for example, 1 out of 1,000,000 get it-- that means its not really all that widespread.

OTOH: if 1 out of every 2 Americans get it-- that's one helluva lot! In that case it would mean that its incredibly widespread!!!

Capiche?

 
 
 
Krishna
8.3.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.3.3    3 weeks ago
1 out of 1,000,000 get it

For anyone who doesn't understand what that's supposed to mean, no problem!  I'd be more than happy to clear up your confusion. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

The number 1,000,000 is "shorthand" for...(hold onto your hat now!)... One million!!!

OMG jrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif !!!

(But remember, that's just an example.. ..)

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.3.5  Tacos!  replied to  Krishna @8.3.2    3 weeks ago

You are replying to my comment @8.3.1, which was a reply to someone else's comment @8.3:

400 000 dead

Now you're trying to explain that by talking about "1 out of 1000. " No one said anything about "1 out of 1000." You are literally the first and only person to use that phrase, so I have no idea what you're talking about either.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

As recently as yesterday Trump was tweeting repeatedly about how the Republicans in Congress have betrayed him.  I'm not sure about today because I havent looked at his twitter today. My assumption is he is still going at it. 

Where do his followers get their strange and evil ideas ? From him of course. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
9.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @9    3 weeks ago
Where do his followers get their strange and evil ideas ? From him of course. 

Yes... and their acceptance of Trump's Word... their belief in the infallibility of The Prophet's Word... is entirely in a religious-belief mode.

"Good and evil are defined by The Prophet! The Faithful must follow The Prophet. To not follow The Prophet is to lose one's soul."

 
 
 
Krishna
9.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Bob Nelson @9.1    3 weeks ago
Yes... and their acceptance of Trump's Word... their belief in the infallibility of The Prophet's Word... is entirely in a religious-belief mode. "Good and evil are defined by The Prophet! The Faithful must follow The Prophet. To not follow The Prophet is to lose one's soul."

Believe in The Lord-- and ye shall be saved!

(And in this particular case, all too many of his followers are under the delusion that "The Lord" is...Donald Trump"!)

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
9.1.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Krishna @9.1.1    3 weeks ago
And in this particular case, all too many of his followers are under the delusion that "The Lord" is...Donald Trump"!

Of course.

There is no other option.

These people, for a large part, are church-going self-styled "Christians"... so Trump cannot be their god. That's not a problem, since they never really think about the old guy with the beard. 

Trump is not their god; he is their Prophet. His Word is Truth.

 
 
 
Krishna
9.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @9    3 weeks ago

Where do his followers get their strange and evil ideas ? 

BTW, just curious-- have you ever watched Fox News?

 
 
 
bugsy
10  bugsy    3 weeks ago

You know, every time we hear of some politician, left or right, claiming they or their family has been threatened for whatever reason, even death threats, they never seem to be able to identify exactly what these threats are, nor do we ever hear of any charges against people making threats. It should be pretty easy to identify where a call came from or the origin of an email.

I feel this is nothing more than a tactic to get the public opinion of they are truly victims, and to have the public turn against the group supposedly making these threats.

Probably been nothing more than a couple of hang up crank calls.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
10.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  bugsy @10    3 weeks ago

And so the group that was planning to kidnap the Michigan governor really wasn't anything more than a couple of crank calls?

Where there's friggin smoke there's fire....      

 
 
 
bugsy
10.1.1  bugsy  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @10.1    3 weeks ago

Before these idiots were arrested, I don't believe the governor complained of any threats directed towards her publicly, although there were probably several that we don't know about.

What I am saying is when these politicians claim threats publicly, normally it is no more than a public opinion "give me your sympathy and blame those you don't like" scam.

 
 
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