|Georgia Republican Geoff Duncan|
A Georgia Republican says Donald Trump has the "moral compass" of an "ax murderer," according to a report at The New Republic (TNR). Yikes! If someone from his own party uses such heated language to describe Trump, imagine what folks on the other side of the political aisle must think about "The Great Orange MAGA Cult Leader."
From a report by TNR's Torri Otten, which notes in the sub-headline that "Former Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan is not Mincing Words." No kidding, and that's a rare quality in a Southern Republican these days. Writes Otten:
Former Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan tore into Donald Trump for his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, slamming the former president as having the “moral compass” of an “ax murderer.”
Trump surrendered to Georgia authorities last week on charges of felony racketeering for trying to overturn the state’s election results after the 2020 general election. Duncan, a Republican, was serving as lieutenant governor to Brian Kemp at the time.
“As a Republican, the dashboard is going off with lights and bells and whistles telling us all the warning things we need to know,” Duncan told CNN Monday night. “Ninety-one indictments, fake Republican, $8 trillion worth of debt—everything we need to see to not choose him as our nominee, including the fact he’s got the moral compass of, more like an ax murderer than a president.”
Has anyone dared speak with such honesty about Trump since he rose to power? I can't think of anyone. Writes Otten:
Duncan also described Trump’s wrongdoings as a “Ponzi scheme of lies” and a “two-plus-year crime spree from coast to coast.”
Trump and his 18 co-defendants will be arraigned in Georgia on September 6. Trump has repeatedly insisted that he did nothing wrong. But the state’s Republican leaders aren’t having any of it.
In addition to Duncan, Kemp is one of the few Republicans to have explicitly shut down Trump’s claims. Trump pleaded with Kemp to get the state legislature to override the election results and appoint new electors who would back Trump, but Kemp refused to cave.
“The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen,” Kemp tweeted after Trump was indicted. “For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward—under oath—and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor.”
Trump also infamously begged former Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes—the exact number needed to flip the state’s election results to Trump. Raffensperger has refused to play ball too.
Here is how Duncan sums it up, and potential Republican voters probably would be wise to consider his words: