In an interview with The Fox News Channel's “Sunday Night in America,” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) sounded off about his bid for reelection and to defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams.
In his remarks on his primary victory against former Sen. David Perdue, Kemp claimed his record is one “that can beat Stacey Abrams.” Kemp also cited his efforts to reduce taxes, boost pay for teachers, boost the economy of the state, and fight criminals on the street.
“How did you win, and how did you win so convincingly?” host Trey Gowdy posed.
“We were just focused on putting hardworking Georgians first,” Kemp responded. “That's the thing I promised my supporters when I ran in the year 2018. I made two major promises. One of them to put the hardworking Georgians first. The second is that I said that I would take action on issues I campaigned for in 2018 and have accomplished this including the biggest teacher pay increase in the history of Georgia, to the biggest state income tax cut in the state's history, and we've stood with our women and men in law enforcement pursuing street gangs. And as you're aware, we have an economy that is strong in Georgia. Georgia is the most favored state in America for business, and I just kept making people aware of what my record was; however, it is also the record that could surpass Stacey Abrams in November, and that's the goal we all have, and that's the thing that everyone is united around right now.”
He said “[Georgians] are not looking to be like Stacey Abrams. We all know that Stacey Abrams is getting credit for Joe Biden winning Georgia and being president. But you know what she has brought us — 40-year high inflation, skyrocketing prices for gas as well as a catastrophe on the borders, and more rules and regulations, and even more taxes. This is exactly the kind of thing she'd bring to Georgia. But I don't believe this is the direction Georgians are looking to go. We've been fighting this, and we're going to keep fighting.”