ICYMI: Hice Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection “Bigger…Than Previously Known”

April 29, 2022

Newly surfaced testimony “suggests Hice…played [a] bigger [role] in Trump’s effort to overturn the election in Georgia than previously known”

This week, court documents surfaced revealing that Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican candidate for Secretary of State, met with Trump advisers in December 2020 to discuss plans to possibly overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. At the meeting, Hice and other Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene discussed the possibility of rejecting presidential electors from Georgia and other key swing states, “suggest[ing they]…played bigger roles in Trump’s effort to overturn the election in Georgia than previously known.”

The troubling new report comes a month after a video surfaced of Hice promising that if elected, he would work to retroactively “decertify” the 2020 election results, confirming what non-partisan elections experts have warned: if Hice becomes Georgia’s next Secretary of State, “there’s a good chance that Georgia’s electoral votes will be pushed into the Republican column in 2024, regardless of the popular vote.”

“Nobody who participated in efforts to overturn the will of Georgia voters should ever be in charge of our state’s elections. Respecting the will of Georgia voters is the bare minimum of the Secretary of State’s job, and Jody Hice has proven time and again that he is completely unfit for it,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Hice clearly knows that he and other Republicans can’t win on ideas, so they’ll resort to subverting our democracy to stay in power. The question now is whether Georgia Republicans like Brian Kemp will unequivocally denounce Jody Hice, or continue to let extremists take over their party.”

This is just the latest in a string of dangerous anti-democracy rhetoric and actions from the U.S. representative, who has made spreading lies about the 2020 election the focal point of his campaign for Secretary of State.


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