Gov. Brian Kemp was met with a wave of boos at the Georgia state Republican convention on Saturday.
The noise was so prevalent that it was “difficult to make out” Kemp’s remarks through his speech, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A reporter for the news outlet, Maya Prabhu, shared on Twitter a clip of the boos and people holding up signs supporting former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, who is challenging Kemp for the state’s top job next year.
Kemp, as well as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, became targets of former President Donald Trump, who attacked them for their handling of the 2020 election and resisting his efforts to overturn the results.
.@BrianKempGA greeted at the Ga GOP convention with loud boos. He was speaking for about 30 seconds before it was quiet enough to hear him from the press area. But he got his first full applause when he mentioned Georgia being the first state to reopen during the pandemic. #gapol pic.twitter.com/4LcgRqkvoO— Maya T. Prabhu (@MayaTPrabhu) June 5, 2021
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