Five Things to Know About Republicans’ #GASEN Chaos Ahead of Saturday’s Trump Rally

September 23, 2021

As Donald Trump returns to Georgia alongside handpicked candidate Herschel Walker, Republicans’ Senate primary chaos is on full display. Here are five things you need to know about the messy GOP battle brewing in #GASEN:

  • Republicans are “wary” and “frustrated” as internal divisions grow. Georgia Republicans have long warned of a Walker run, saying he has “serious baggage” and “no history of…serious policy positions.” “I don’t know a lot about him,” said Julie Woods Hill, an Alpharetta activist at the GOP Fish Fry Walker no-showed. “There’s a lot of uncertainty still. Obviously, he’s not here and I just don’t know where he stands on the issues.” Mitch McConnell “privately expressed his deep concerns” with a Walker candidacy, and CNN reports that the Minority Leader has been pushing failed former Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to consider running again in 2022.

“Donald Trump’s rally will once again put Georgia Republicans’ infighting and internal chaos on full display — throwing lighter fluid on Georgia’s GOP primaries and feeding into long, divisive nomination battles up and down the Republican ticket,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Look no further than the GOP Senate primary, where Trump’s influence is driving a wedge between Georgia Republicans and creating the nightmare scenario that Republican leaders in Georgia and Washington wanted to avoid.”

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