#TBT: “State Senator Renee Unterman wants federal investigation of Brian Kemp over campaign contributions”

September 27, 2018

Republican Senator: “It would be a mistake to allow [Kemp] to lead our great state” after massage therapist scandal.

The Gwinnett Daily Post reported:

Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, asked U.S. Attorney BJay Pak, a former state legislator from Lilburn, to look into whether a quid pro quo scenario involving Kemp took place.

It comes in light of an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that Kemp attended a campaign fundraiser hosted by the owner of two Massage Envy locations which have had therapists under investigation for sex crimes. The Board of Massage Therapy is a regulatory body under the Secretary of State’s office and the news report indicated the therapists under investigation had not been punished by the board.

“I call for an immediate and thorough investigation of what seems to be a quid-pro-quo scheme being perpetrated through the Secretary of State’s office and the Kemp for Governor campaign,” Unterman wrote. “Through initiatives that I have helped champion, we have moved Georgia from one of the worst states in the Nation in sex trafficking to one of the best. “It would be a mistake to allow someone to lead our great state that clearly does not take these issues seriously.”

A Kemp spokesman charged that Senator Unterman was mentally ill and might do harm to herself or others.


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