Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones is running for governor of Georgia, reports OANN. the Democrat-turned-Republican wants to give the people of Georgia a conservative alternative to incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.
Jones held his first campaign rally on Friday at Liberty Plaza in Georgia’s Capitol, where he accused Kemp of failing to administer a secure election, effectively blaming him for Biden’s state-certified victory.
“They believe that I can and I will beat Stacey Abrams. They know it. Georgians know it. Why? Because I’m unbought, I’m unbossed and the left, the Democrats, and the liberal media cannot play that race card with me,” Jones said when he announced his candidacy. “I dare you to. Let’s go. I am pro-Second Amendment. I am pro-life and I will work with anyone who is willing to put Georgia first.”
Jones has been a strong ally to President Trump, and promised to continue the fight for Trump’s “America First” agenda. He’s teased the possibility of running for some time now. Back in March, he said he was “looking closely” at challenging Kemp, whom he blames for Trump’s defeat in the Peach State.
I’m looking closely at Georgia’s race for Governor.
If it weren’t for Brian Kemp, Donald Trump would still be President of these United States.
We need courageous conservatives leading our state, not those afraid to stand up to the Radical Left.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) March 22, 2021
He spoke during the 2020 Republican National Convention as a Democrat breaking party lines to support Trump. LIke other African Americans who spoke on Trump’s behalf, he was demeaned as an Uncle Tom by the left.
At a January 2020 rally with Trump, he announced that he was no longer a Democrat. “I’m coming home to the Grand Old Party! I’m officially joining the Republican Party!”
Kemp defeated Stacey Abrams in 2018 and is up for reelection in 2022.