Should Trump Help Herschel Walker? Georgia Republicans Are Leery. But What About GOP Senators?
I’m sure you remember Donald Trump — the most polarizing (and least popular) political figure in this country. But in Georgia, it’s another story.
Even President Trump has been able to hold his own — in the Georgia Legislature — with the state’s GOP leadership. But with the help of the national GOP, President Trump and the White House may have found another roadblock. It’s not even Trump: it’s GOP House and Senate leaders across the country — plus the governor of Georgia — who have yet to sign on with Trump’s legislative program.
Trump has done little so far to help the Democrats in Georgia, where the GOP is in danger of losing seats in both the House and Senate.
But there’s a silver lining for Democrats in the Trump administration’s legislative push: it may give them a chance to get a hearing for a Senate bill that would bar federal money from being used to build on federal land, in the state or elsewhere.
It’s all a long way from Washington. But the stakes are getting higher for Democrats in Washington, D.C.
The Trump administration’s legislative push in Georgia is the result of a meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who is helping Trump with a legislative agenda in the state.
That meeting was scheduled for Sunday afternoon — nearly three hours after Pence ended his trip, in the middle of a busy weekend for Trump.
So it’s a bit like the Senate version of the “Meeting of the Opposable Thirds.” Except more on the Trump administration’s legislative agenda, of course.
But the main thing: The potential for Trump’s legislative push, plus the help he gave Georgia Republicans in January, could be game-changer for Democrats down the road — in the U.S. House or even in the U.S. Senate.
But here’s the thing: Republicans in Georgia are now starting to come around to help Trump give them what they want. Now, Georgia’s GOP leadership is beginning to get a little nervous.