Mike Pence distances himself from Trump by supporting Georgia governor

Title:May 24, 2022

In the state of Georgia, former US Vice President Mike Pence called on Republicans on Monday to support incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, who hopes to be re-nominated as his party’s candidate in Tuesday’s primaries.

mike pence: “And when they say yes to Governor Brian Kemp tomorrow, they will send a deafening message throughout the United States that the Republican Party is the party of the future.”

Kemp faces David Perdue, a former Republican senator backed by Donald Trump, in the primaries. On Monday, a Trump spokesman criticized Pence for his support of Kemp, telling The New York Times that Pence was “desperate to achieve the relevance he has lost.” On Monday, David Perdue was accused of making racist remarks after he said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams should “go back to where he came from.” Abrams, who is African-American, moved to Georgia with his family in 1989.

Georgia is one of five states holding primaries today. In a much-anticipated race, voters in the Texas state’s 28th congressional district will decide between Henry Cuellar, the current conservative member of the House of Representatives who is backed by Democratic leaders, and Jessica Cisneros, a progressive who is backed by Senator Bernie Sanders. and Members of Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. In January, FBI raided Cuellar’s home and office as part of a corruption investigation.

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