Brian Kemp Announces Transition Team

This morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his transition team. There are a few names of note including former HHS Secretary Tom Price, former Congressman Bob Barr, former GAGOP Chairman Alec Poitevint, and current PSC Commissioner Tricia Pridemore. Also, Virginia Galloway from the Faith and Freedom Coalition is on the policy committee…which may be a signal from the Governor-elect that RFRA may be a part of his legislative agenda for the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

H/T to Aaron Diamant of WSB for tweeting out the list of the transition team.

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Indypendant
Indypendant

Tom Price?

Didn’t he resign in disgrace for wasting taxpayers money?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Kemp: “Tom Price. Yup, I said that.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Bully for him. The transition will be picking up the mileage and meal tabs for his and Betty’s St. Simon’s visits.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I didn’t notice Price was on the Policy Committee. Will be bring his Congressional healthcare policy and leadership successes to rural Georgia?

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

Ugh. If more than half of Georgia didn’t vote for you, shouldn’t you at least have a bit of wisdom To moderate yourself and your admin a bit?

gulch
gulch

His administration is as moderate as Stacey Abrams’ would have been. Kemp has never been a moderate. He ran for secretary of state in 2010 and 2014 and as governor in 2018 as a partisan conservative and was elected each time as one. The people who voted for him knew what they were getting and had two viable alternatives to choose from (Abrams and Ted Metz). Had Kemp run as a moderate and governed as a partisan or conservative then people would have space to complain. As it is, the folks who believe him to be too extreme for Georgia… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

The difference is that there is a super-majority Republican legislature backing the future King Gov. Kemp. A legislature that was poised to remove the super powers bestowed upon his predecessors had Ms. Abrams won. So now the state of Georgia will get the consequences that 50.22% deserves.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

It sure beats Abrams getting 50.22%…

Will Durant
Will Durant

You wouldn’t get the point even if it was a needle driven by a pneumatic nail gun upside your head. I’m not playing your political team sports. I view each candidate and each issue by their own merits, or lack thereof. Just to reiterate for your benefit, a Governor Abrams would have been ineffectual at best trying to “grab guns” or expand Medicaid and no reasonable person who has lived in the state of Georgia the last couple of decades could believe otherwise. Governor Elect Kemp is signalling with these transition team selections like Ralph Reed’s Lieutenant that a needless… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Who are you saying is gonna get steamrolled, Espy or the “incumbent.?”

Ellynn
Ellynn

“He’s gonna get steamrolled in the runoff.” Espy is the only male in that race. Hyde-Smith however is doing her very best at being really bad at campaigning.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You have a point about nominating moderates. They don’t often win.

The republicans nominated Bob Dole, McCain and Romney…all good men but lost. They were not fighters. Why elect a democrat light?

Trump, a fighter, gets the nomination and runs on a conservative agenda like Reagan and wins. Tax cuts, jobs, strong military, stronger borders and conservative judges. And did exactly that.

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

He has several people on his transition team that think they speak for all Christians in Georgia via Ralph Reed and the Christian right. That’s a step farther to the extreme than he even ran on. These people need to be removed from all policy discussions, as they do not represent most of Georgia; we don’t need to be leading the charge to legislate morality. Kemp will be an empty suit – the worse kind of politician. Your whataboutism is clearly on display with your first sentence in your fantasy of a false equivalence. Me thinks you are high on… Read more »

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

It’s more than one, unfortunately. Should we go ahead and start discussing abortion now or wait until the budget is in play? Just asking.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

No exception taken if it’s all Republicans. But if so, a more apt name would the Republicans First Committee..

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

So – why aren’t they wearing their Red hats? I thought that was part of the gig..

Benevolus
Benevolus

Bob Barr might be a Libertarian at the moment. Not sure.