Highlights of the 2021 Save America rally in Perry, GA
Trump has attacked major Republicans in Georgia, including Governor Brian Kemp.
MACON, Georgia – It was four hours between the allies of former President Donald Trump, a list of candidates endorsed by Trump, and the former president himself speaking to a crowd of thousands at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.
Without a doubt, the 2020 presidential election still led the Save America rally. Trump and his political allies continued to focus on his electoral defeat after President Joe Biden won the state by around 11,000 votes.
“We did a lot better in 2020 than in 2016. We did a lot better, the rallies were bigger. There was more enthusiasm. We got 12 million more votes,” Trump said.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Representative Jody Hice, State Senator Burt Jones and other politicians took Saturday to call for major changes to Georgia’s voting system.
“We have to make people believe when they go to the polls that their vote really matters. I am going to pledge to you today that if I have anything to do with this, we are going to get rid of those who vote. voting machines, we’re going to get rid of these voting machines because people don’t trust them, ”Jones said.“ It’s that simple. They don’t trust them and if people don’t trust them they won’t show up to vote. “
“We must restore electoral integrity to this state that Brad Raffensperger destroyed. We must restore the confidence of voters that their votes count. And only one legal ballot is cast and one legal ballot is counted. Nothing more Nothing less, ”Hice said.
Speaking of electoral integrity, pro-Trump Republicans called on heads of state who did not support his attempt to overturn Georgia election results.
Trump has attacked top Georgia Republicans, including Gov. Brian Kemp, whom he endorsed when he ran for governor in 2018.
“I’m ashamed of my support for him,” Trump said.
Trump also attacked Stacey Abrams before calling Kemp “a complete election integrity disaster.”
“Having it could be better than having your current governor,” he said.
And Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan.
“Raffensperger, something really strange with him. Your terrible lieutenant governor who no longer shows up because he knew he was not doing the job he was going to lose. And your RINO governor, Brian Kemp, who has been a complete disaster on the integrity of the elections, ”Trump said, claiming that some of the state’s top GOP officials are Republicans in name only (RINO).
While the main focus of the night was the past election, Republicans also looked to 2022.
Three Trump-backed candidates spoke including: District 10 Congressman Jody Hice, who is campaigning for the seat of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, State Senator Burt Jones running to fill the seat of Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan; and former NFL star and Georgia Bulldog Herschel Walker who made his campaign debut on Saturday.
“You hear so many politicians say I’m going to roll up my sleeves and get to work. If you notice I don’t wear sleeves, then I’m ready to go to work today because that’s how life is. is, “Walker said. “Hershel Walker doesn’t look like a politician, Hershel Walker doesn’t dress like a politician. Hershel Walker doesn’t look like a politician. But Hershel Walker is a candidate for the Senate.”
Trump and other politicians have also pointed to President Joe Biden’s management of Afghanistan, with many calling the US withdrawal “an embarrassment.”
“Eight months later, we haven’t had a single decision from the current occupant of the White House that has been in the best interest of the United States. Every decision has been hurtful and destructive. That is why we are in the fight of our life, ”Hice said.
13 chairs were left empty at the “Save America” rally to remember the 13 servicemen killed in the Kabul airport attack last month.
“Our hearts go out to the families of every serviceman we have lost,” Trump said.
Trump also praised an American service member and native of Warner Robins Lance Corporal Hunter Ian Clark. Clark was pictured pulling an Afghan baby through the wall at Kabul airport. The former president invited Clark to speak on the podium.
“It’s definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve done in my entire life,” Clark said.
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