Kemp Calls on Sarah Riggs Amico to Withdraw from Lt. Gov. Race

From a press release:

Today, businessman and Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp, called for Democrat Lt. Governor nominee, Sarah Riggs Amico, to withdraw from the race after a shocking lawsuit that highlights the culture of racism, discrimination, and sexual harassment fostered under her leadership at Jack Cooper – a specialty transportation and logistics company.

“The lawsuit filed against Jack Cooper is disturbing,” said Kemp. “Nearly a dozen victims have come forward with stories of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. These men and women were forced to work in a hostile work environment while Amico made millions and did nothing. Even worse, Amico doesn’t believe the victims. She won’t take action. Amico refuses to take responsibility for the culture of racism, discrimination, and sexual harassment fostered under her leadership .

“This type of behavior is unacceptable and disqualifying. It is time for Sarah Riggs Amico to end her campaign for Lt. Governor. She should listen to the victims and apologize for the hurt they have endured while working at Jack Cooper. Amico should be held accountable for her inaction.”

“Victims deserve a champion – not an enabler – at the State Capitol. I urge Stacey Abrams to join me in calling for Sarah Riggs Amico to withdraw from the Lt. Governor’s race. This goes beyond politics or differences in ideology. This is about doing the right thing. We must stand up for the victims.”

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Looks like someone is butthurt about the #metoo comments the other day.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Pretty pathetic. Even if the allegations in the lawsuit turn out to be true, it is about one guy at one location in a company that has 3500 employees and 50 locations. (And apparently there had been no prior complains against the guy.)
It’s enough to sway a few uninformed voters though, so obviously there is no limit to how low the GOP will go.
I guess we’ll have to do the same thing. Get ready Brian.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

As per usual, Republican is synonymous with hypocrite. Kemp didn’t resign after only one guy at the SoS office that provided ten different people complete copies of voter registration information for all voter in the statewide. Nor did Kemp resign when simply adding an “s” to http in a web address exposed voter records to anyone that cared to look.

GeorgiaVoterforTruth
GeorgiaVoterforTruth

Kemp is grasping at straws. He’s learned well from his idol, Trump, to lie and deflect.

xdog
xdog

Wait a minute, Duncan let Kemp do his bashing for him? I guess BK’s need to slam Abrams was strong.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m still chuckling from the AJC’s article describing Kemp’s hardscrabble, down-home upbringing that somehow also included going on vacation with the Dooleys. Kemp’s been a WASPy, country club bro for as long as anyone can remember. His kids go to private school. He doesn’t get a lick of dirt on that pick-up truck. His golf clubs get infinitely more use than his guns. He’s got a giant Steve Penley painting of himself. He is the living, breathing, embodiment of every white, upper-middle class dude at Atlanta Athletic Club that thinks an F-150 and listening to 94.9 the Bull somehow makes… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Yeah, damn those white upper-middle class dudes, like ACP and the others on GaPol! I actually cannot figure out why you guys seem to hate yourselves so much. You must have bought into that white guilt propaganda hard.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

But tell us again about the victims of your Voter Server deletion cover-up, Kemp.

bethebalance
bethebalance

So Kemp would believe Dr. Ford and vote against Kav now?
My official response: “If Brian Kemp thinks lawsuits against the agencies he manages are disqualifying, he should have disqualified himself seven times over the last two years.”
(But adjust the numbers to reflect the reality.)

Benevolus
Benevolus

Only 4% undecided. That is who they are fighting over. Who would be undecided at this point? Mostly people who haven’t been paying attention. So anything you tell them sounds like the truth. The worse it is the more likely it is to stick.
I would not be surprised if someone comes up with a child molestation charge against Kemp at this point. That is where we are.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s GOTV more than the undecideds.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I think you’re exactly right. Expect a metoo woman to come out against Kemp Thursday before the election.

Caroline
Caroline

Kemp’s internal numbers must be cratering as is the entire GOP judging by their behavior.

Will Durant
Will Durant

I’m calling on Kemp to resign before crowning himself King of Georgia.

Caroline
Caroline

Nationally he’s a laughing stock for his mishandling of voter information.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lol! You’ll have to tell your buds a “laughing stock ” beat your Socialist!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You no what NoWay if it looks bleak enough expect another gal with a hazy memory to come out and accuse Kemp of raping her 45 years ago when he was in kindergarten.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I honestly expect it. Seriously. It almost worked against Kav. Kemp ain’t no Kav. It is going to get viciously ugly in this race in the next three weeks.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And this nay not be too much of a stretch but I have no evidence of it at all. But…since this is a potentially historic race that could result in a AA female being elected Gov, exoect a racial component to be introduced. Maybe ethic jokes were told? A dirty joke email thread? Let’s see…

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Do you mean like you’re the laughingstock of this blog?

It’s mainly due to your accusations of pedophiles and Nazis. You do have plenty of other whoppers of the chain but those get you up there in the hall of fame.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

https://insideradvantage.com/2018/09/28/dont-blame-brian-kemp-for-rogue-massage-therapists/
Its election time and that means it’s also silly season. Georgia democrats recently ran a campaign ad scorching Secretary of State Brian Kemp for failing to revoke the massage therapy license of a Georgia sex offender. The implication is that he endangered Georgians who enjoy these services. Reality is that he has no authority over the licensing of any of the professional boards. But today’s Dems never let facts get in the way of a useful lie.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Catching up on some politics, stumbled across this that puts the lie to Abrams’ latest big nothing burger. The Abrams people who filled out all those forms for new voters didn’t include verifiable info that’s required for everybody to register. So those forms can’t be processed. But the people will still be allowed to vote if they show picture ID — like everybody else who votes.
https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/what-you-need-know-about-georgia-000-pending-voters/0aulxJgIulIpKgMmpexBmK/