Dem Rep. Cohen’s smearing of National Guard was ‘pretty outrageous’: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

Dem Rep. Cohen’s smearing of National Guard was ‘pretty outrageous’: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

Georgia

Republican
Gov.
Brian
Kemp has
slammed
a
Democratic
congressman’s
remarks

suggesting
pro-Trump
National
Guardsmen
would
harm
President-elect

Joe
Biden
as
“completely
outrageous.”

In
an
interview
with
“The
Story”
Tuesday,
Kemp
told
host
Martha
MacCallum
the

thousands
of
guardsmen
deployed
by
Georgia
and
other
states
to
help
secure
the
inauguration
were
“great
patriots.”

Rep.
Steve
Cohen,
D-Tenn.,
faced
bipartisan
condemnation
on
Monday
after
he
told
CNN
that the
large
number
of
“White
males”
in
the
Guard
raised
the
possibility
that
they
“might
want
to
do
something.”

“The
[National]
Guard
is
90
some-odd% male, and
only
about
20% of
White
males
voted
for
Biden,”
Cohen said.
“You’ve
got
to
figure
that
in
the
Guard,
which
is
predominantly
more
conservative …
they’re probably
not
more
than
25% of
the
people
there
protecting
us
that
voted
for
Biden.
The
other
75% are
in
the
large
class
of
folks
that
might
want
to
do
something.”


25,000
NATIONAL
GUARD
TROOPS
DEPLOYED
TO
CAPITOL
AS
BIDEN
INAUGURATION
LOOMS


GOV.
BRIAN
KEMP:
I
saw
that
clip
and
I
thought
to
myself,
“That’s
pretty
outrageous.” He
doesn’t
know
the
Georgia
National
Guard
like
I
do.
I
remember
vividly
back
this
summer
[at] two,
three
o’clock
in
the
morning, walking
around
the
square
of
the
Georgia
State
Capitol
shaking
every
Guardsman’s
hand …
[who
was]
protecting
this
building
during
civil
unrest.
It
was
as
diverse
a
group
as
you’ve
ever
seen
in
your
life,
and
they
were
there
to
do
one
thing
and
that
was
to
follow
orders,
to
protect
the
Capitol
and
protect
property
in
the
city
of
Atlanta
and
state
assets
at
that
time.
These
are
good
people


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I
just
think
that
is
completely
outrageous,
and
I’ve
seen
a
lot
about
the
vetting
process
as
well.
That
is
a
normal
proccess
that
goes
on
… Our
Georgia
National
Guard,
it’s
unbelievable
what
they’ve
been
doing


They’ve
done
incredible
work
in
the
pandemic,
helping
with
testing

food
banks,
now
they’re
helping
us
with
vaccine
administration.
These
are
great
patriots.

David
Rutz
is
a
senior
editor
at
Fox
News.
Follow
him
on
Twitter
at
@davidrutz.

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