Do you remember Vernon Jones? He’s the Georgia Democrat who bucked his party by supporting Trump and eventually switching to Republican.
Jones is now considering a run for governor of Georgia.
It seems he is not impressed with the performance of Governor Kemp.
Just The News reports:
Vernon Jones, former Democrat lawmaker in Georgia, mulls GOP challenge to Gov. Brian Kemp
Last week, Jody Hice, the four-term Republican congressman from east-central Georgia, announced that he will run to replace incumbent Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger – also a Republican – in 2022. Hice’s bid for the job is an attempt to oust the man who Trump loyalists say cut a backroom deal with Stacey Abrams that allowed for the former president’s loss in the Peach State, as well as the losses of former Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in January.
Like Hice, former state legislator Vernon Jones is mulling a run to replace Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who Jones (as well as Hice and Trump) says is the man who stood between Trump and winning the Peach State and possibly the Oval Office for a second time.
Last April, Jones became the first state elected Democratic official in Georgia to endorse Donald Trump’s reelection bid saying that he supported without hesitation the then-President’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice reform initiatives. In January, Jones announced he was officially leaving the Democratic Party to become a member of the GOP.
See Jones’s tweet below:
I’m looking closely at Georgia’s race for Governor.
If it weren’t for Brian Kemp, Donald Trump would still be President of these United States.
We need courageous conservatives leading our state, not those afraid to stand up to the Radical Left.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) March 22, 2021
Jones would get plenty of support from Trump supporters if he runs.
Cross posted from American Lookout.