It's time for us as a country and as a party to move on. I'm very, very worried that this affects our brand of conservatism. The Republican Party, we've got good days in front of us. We need to keep looking for opportunities to improve. — Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Republican
It's time for us as a country and as a party to move on. I'm very, very worried that this affects our brand of conservatism. The Republican Party, we've got good days in front of us. We need to keep looking for opportunities to improve. — Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Republican
'It's time for us to move on': Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan fears that Trump's election legal battles are hurting the GOP's image
  • Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Republican, on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump's continued legal challenges against the election results could tarnish the party's image.
  • "It's time for us as a country and as a party to move on," he said. "I'm very, very worried that this affects our brand of conservatism."
  • The chasm between Duncan and the GOP blew open when Trump slammed the lieutenant governor on Twitter, calling him "a RINO Never Trumper" who was elected "by falsely claiming to be 'pro-Trump.'"
Duncan, who was elected to his position in 2018, has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's win, while most of his party has either chosen to remain silent on the matter or deny the Democrat's victory. The lieutenant governor has rejected efforts to both prove fealty to Trump and spread debunked claims of voter fraud.

"It's time for us as a country and as a party to move on," Duncan said. "I'm very, very worried that this affects our brand of conservatism. The Republican Party, we've got good days in front of us. We need to keep looking for opportunities to improve."

In a direct criticism of Trump's online behavior, he added: "We need to communicate better. Two hundred and eighty characters on Twitter is not enough for us to be able to communicate to America, and especially those folks that maybe aren't with us on every single issue."

The disconnect between Duncan and most of the GOP was thrust into the national spotlight when the president on Monday attacked the lieutenant governor on Twitter, calling him "a RINO Never Trumper who got himself elected as LG by falsely claiming to be 'pro-Trump'" and "too dumb or corrupt to recognize massive evidence of fraud."