President Donald Trump campaigned in Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 5, for the Senate runoff election on behalf of Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
The president described the upcoming runoff election in the state as the “most important congressional runoff in history” and warned that Democrats would try to steal the Senate runoff elections. He urged Georgians to come out and cast their votes for Perdue and Loeffler.
“You have to do it, they cheated and they rigged our presidential election, but we will still win it,” President Trump told the crowd.
The president also urged Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to get a lot tougher in the fight against election fraud. Both Kemp and Raffensperger are Republicans, they certified the Georgia election for Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Nov. 20 amid mounting allegations of voting irregularities and fraud.
At one point, the president introduced Loeffler and Perdue to talk on stage, the crowd then erupted into a massive chant of “Fight for Trump” after they finished their statements.
The Moment Of The Night
“FIGHT FOR TRUMP! FIGHT FOR TRUMP! FIGHT FOR TRUMP!”
By far the loudest chant of the night. pic.twitter.com/LACcIZA61Y
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) December 6, 2020
Republican officials in several states have faced criticism for not fighting hard enough to support the president and ensure the integrity of this election.
President Trump himself called out Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Georgia Gov. Kemp.
“Between [Ducey and Kemp], the Democrat Party could not be happier. They fight harder against us than do the Radical Left Dems,” President Trump tweeted. “If they were with us, we would have already won both Arizona and Georgia.”
“We received more LEGAL votes by far,” he added. “All I can do is run, campaign, and be a good (great!) President—it is 100% up to the states to manage the election. Republicans will NEVER forget this.”
President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn expressed a similar sentiment as the president’s supporters.
“Hey RINOs and other Quasi Republicans (local, state, & federal), you need to stand up & #FightForTrump,” he tweeted. “This is only a taste of what is to come. President Trump won by a landslide and is going to continue to be our next @POTUS.”
Hey RINOs and other Quasi Republicans (local, state, & federal), you need to stand up & #FightForTrump
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 6, 2020
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward said that any Republican who is “unwilling to fight” for President Trump “doesn’t deserve the support of the party base.”
“The time to fight for Republicans is right and right NOW,” Ward tweeted on Saturday. “Any Republican worth support will prove it by showing that they understand that a loss for [President Trump] means this nation may never have free and fair elections again.”
“If you don’t fight now, you won’t fight to clean up this mess later. It just won’t happen,” Ward continued. “Any Republican unwilling to fight with everything they have despite the ‘costs,’ doesn’t deserve [the] support of the party base.”
2/2 …you won’t fight to clean up this mess later. It just won’t happen.
Any Republican unwilling to fight with everything they have, despite the “costs”, doesn’t deserve support of the party base.
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) December 5, 2020