Former GOP State Leader Comes Out Swinging For Biden In The 2024 Presidential Race

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Geoff Duncan, a Republican who previously served as lieutenant governor of Georgia alongside state politician Brian Kemp in the governor’s role, spoke out in a new opinion article against the current campaign for president from Donald Trump.

Trump and a coterie of his supporters targeted Georgia in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election alongside that post-election period’s country-crossing efforts at upending what, in reality, was Joe Biden’s duly documented victory in the race, amid which Biden also specifically won Georgia.

Duncan characterized himself as a committed, consistent Republican — but one who just couldn’t fathom willingly putting support behind Trump’s latest bid for president and the threats to democracy in the United States that could entail.

“The alternative [to re-electing Joe Biden] is another term of Trump, a man who has disqualified himself through his conduct and his character. The headlines are ablaze with his hush-money trial over allegations of improper record-keeping for payments to conceal an affair with an adult-film star. Most important, Trump fanned the flames of unfounded conspiracy theories that led to the horrific events of Jan. 6, 2021. He refuses to admit he lost the last election and has hinted he might do so again after the next one,” Duncan wrote in his article for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Addressing some of the specific arguments that might come up, Duncan characterized as “erratic” Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the United States and world during the closing year of Trump’s presidency, also pointing to then-President Trump’s often aggressively antagonistic stance towards demonstrations that swept the country — and sometimes turned violent — in 2020. “Trump has shown us who he is. We should believe him. To think he is going to change at the age of 77 is beyond improbable,” Duncan added.

Much of the GOP seems to be falling in line behind Trump, who already clinched the level of support inside the party necessary for its eventual nomination for president this year. Among elected Republicans, support for Trump is also extensive.