Donald Trump The preferred and endorsed candidate in the GOP primaries for governor of Georgia is having a day you can expect after a former deputy secretary now facing child pornography charges emerged. appears in a campaign advertisement, which the campaign considers a “b-roll mistake. ”
Former US Senator David Perdue is running a law and order-focused race against the incumbent Governor. Brian Kemp. But the subtext of that political feud – the argument that the incumbent’s policies have been soft on crime – has been brought to light in recent days.
“We have a mayor who literally voted to displease the police,” Perdue alleged in a recent interview. “We are short of a few hundred policemen [in] city of Atlanta. The city of Atlanta associated with Chicago is the murder capital of America. This is all on Brian Kemp’s watch. There are things the governor can do.”
Perdue recently launched a series of attacks against Kemp for not supporting a secessionist city movement in Atlanta. Buckhead Neighborhood is a high crimemostly white and a well-off part of the sprawling southern metropolis and, in recent months, was agitated to become a city of its own. However, the move would strip Atlanta, which has a black majority, from a substantial tax base. Buckhead’s city movement was widely supported by Republicans in Peach State.
The former senator may have felt some momentum in his bid for the GOP nomination — until he released an ad in which he shook hands with the former Forsyth County deputy chief of staff. Grady Sanford.
“David Perdue,” the ad reads, “Loyal to Trump.”
As the text scrolls, the scene of Perdue and Sanford shaking hands during an elementary school visit in August 2019 will play. The text in the video also says that Perdue will “Down with Crime.”
In November 2020, Sanford was charged with two counts of distributing child pornography. Charges were raised against law enforcement officers after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent the Georgia Bureau of Investigation a tip that child sexual abuse images had been uploaded. onto the internet.
An investigation followed up emails regarding Sanford’s whereabouts and search warrants executed at his home in Canton, Ga., the sheriff said.
“To say this is a shock is a gross understatement,” Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said at that time via Facebook. “We intentionally set our standards high in Forsyth County. Regardless of rank, every employee must meet those legal and ethical standards. There is no place for this type of crime in our State, and certainly not in law enforcement. Our trust and our community have been betrayed. I’ve committed to transparency, even if one of our employees gets it wrong. No one is exempt and no one is above the law.”
Perdue was-struggle campaign was quickly in trouble again.
“David Perdue should immediately remove this TV commercial that highlights him shaking the hand of a child predator and apologizing to the victims of Grady Sanford’s atrocities.” Cody’s lobby, Director of Communications and Senior Advisor to the Kemp Campaign said. “Perdue’s use of this video to score political points for its failed campaign is utterly reprehensible. The Georgians deserve better in their position of Governor”.
According to Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPerdue Campaign Consultant Austin Chambers noted that the event took place before Sanford was charged but also admitted the advertisement was a “mistake”.
First Lady Marty Kemp was at the event with Perdue, and a Kemp employee was also in the scene talking to officers. Wonder why that was dropped from the Kemp campaign release? Obviously a slow day for Team Kemp. https://t.co/xzaSo1Ivbx
– Austin Chambers (@achambersgop) February 23, 2022
A spokesperson for the Perdue campaign told local Fox affiliate WAGA: “This was an error in the promotional footage and the clip has since been removed.
Perdue’s campaign reportedly spent about $600,000 on campaign ads this week – including altered ads containing the disgraced former deputy secretary – some of which featured the president 45th tells Georgia voters “Brian Kemp let us down. ”
[image via screengrab/Perdue for Governor, Inc.]
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