Everyone now expects Republicans to sacrifice every principle to satisfy one person. I'm here to tell you I'm not sacrificing a thing to placate the former president. — Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia
Everyone now expects Republicans to sacrifice every principle to satisfy one person. I'm here to tell you I'm not sacrificing a thing to placate the former president. — Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia
Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says he's 'not sacrificing a thing' to appease Trump: book
  • In his new book, Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia rejected the party's fealty to Trump.
  • Duncan remarked on criticism that he's faced in affirming the state's 2020 election results.
  • Has the former president poisoned our system to the degree that I'm the curiosity?" he asked.
Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia, a conservative who has defended the veracity of the 2020 presidential election results against allegations of voter fraud, said that he isn't "sacrificing a thing" to appease former President Donald Trump.

The lieutenant governor, emphasizing his work last year to elect GOP candidates in the Peach State, laments that the chatter surrounding "the impending end" of his political career was driven not by his lack of commitment to party ideals, but because he examined the party's 2020 loss and "moved on to fight again next cycle."

... Duncan said that his actions simply reflected normalcy, something that he said was lost amid the GOP push to placate Trump.

"When the party's headliner — the president — lost, I was disappointed," he wrote. "Like other lieutenant governors, I triple-checked to make sure our elections ran free and fair; they did. I studied the loss and moved on to fight again next cycle. Nothing unusual there."

He added: "Of course, other Republicans didn't follow tradition in 2020. They took a bizarre turn and created an alternative universe where facts, truth, conservative principles, and institutional respect didn't matter. They followed a demagogue with a magical grip over their voters ... They intentionally misled their constituents and spread misinformation for personal gain on a scale never seen in American elections. They convinced millions of Republicans they were right; they made me look like the crazy one."

... "Is it hard to understand that a husband and father of three boys chose to stick by the truth? That a conservative stood up for the rule of law? That a lieutenant governor did his duty and followed the traditions that have kept American democracy vibrant for nearly 250 years? Has the former president poisoned our system to the degree that I'm the curiosity?" he asked.

He added: "Apparently yes because everyone now expects Republicans to sacrifice every principle to satisfy one person. I'm here to tell you I'm not sacrificing a thing to placate the former president."
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