The good Republicans of Georgia went to the polls to nominate a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday night, and they made clear, by an overwhelming margin, that they wanted a total psycho representing them in the race.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who infamously threatened to shoot a child in one of his campaign ads, earned a decisive victory in the Republican gubernatorial primary runoff, garnering a not-so-nice 69% of the vote over his opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. He will now go on to face Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams—who, if she wins, would be the first black female governor in American history—in November.
President Trump, who heartily endorsed Kemp thanks in part to their mutual dislike of immigrants (Kemp recently ran an ad featuring his pickup truck “in case I need to round up criminal illegals”) and fealty to the NRA, tweeted his congratulations on Wednesday morning, calling Abrams a “crime loving opponent.”
Kemp, for his part, had previously declared his unwavering support for Trump, promising to “unapologetically stand with the President to secure our border, deport criminal aliens, crush street gangs, and ensure a bright and promising future for our families.”
Abrams responded to Kemp’s victory by actually addressing real issues, like healthcare, education, and economic equality, while conspicuously glossing over Kemp’s penchant for literally blowing things up.
Kemp’s victory over came just one week after Cagle was caught on tape complaining that the Republican primary had come down down to “who had the biggest gun, who had the biggest truck and who would be the craziest.”
Now, it seems, we have our answer.