Reps. Lewis, Johnson Condemn Secretary of State Kemp, Cite “Blatant Voter Suppression”
Over the weekend, Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson called on Brian Kemp to resign his position of Secretary of State.
Rep. John Lewis (GA-05) issued the following statement:
Brian Kemp is actively abusing the power of his office to make it more difficult for Georgians to vote. At this point, Brian Kemp’s demand to remain in power overseeing an election in which he is a candidate for the highest office in the state is an attack on democracy and a gross violation of the public trust. His actions make it impossible for voters to trust that this election will be administered in a fair and impartial way. He must step down immediately as Secretary of State.
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement:
Allowing Brian Kemp to oversee an election he’s running in is the epitome of the fox guarding the henhouse. Brian Kemp has been abusing his authority with numerous attempts to suppress minority votes in Georgia for years, and now he’s desperately trying to suppress his way right into the Governor’s mansion. His refusal to step down as Secretary of State would be laughable if it wasn’t such a monumental betrayal of Georgians and our values. He should resign his position immediately.