The Chairwoman of the Republican Party took to Fox News Sunday, where she called for unification of the Republican Party.
“I think we’re gonna get past this primary season and I’m gonna be so grateful when we do and we really focus on the Democrats,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a segment that focused on former President Donald Trump’s endorsements for various offices nationwide.
“I mean, we have rising inflation, we have a baby formula crisis, we have a border that’s surging, we have a drug crisis, we have what’s happening in Ukraine, we have gas prices going through the roof,” she said. “I think in the end, yes, we’re gonna have some contention through primaries – that always happens – but when the dust settles, Republicans are going to unite, including President Trump, to make sure we win back the House and the Senate.”
Tuesday, high-profile candidates in Georgia square off in their respective primaries.
Chief among them are incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (R) and former Senator David Perdue (R), the latter of whom was endorsed by Trump.
Over the weekend, NBC sowed controversy with a false story claiming that Trump had given up on Perdue, who trails Kemp in the polls and is attempting to prevent Kemp from crossing the 50-percent threshold in the primary and force a runoff.
“This is what the fake news and Washington really wants,” Perdue said. “They want our guys not to come out and vote. This is another ploy of the Left that I think is really trying to discredit [former] President Trump. He’s still all-in on this race. He always has been. He’s gonna do another tele-rally for us this weekend, and probably Monday night.”
“This is what happens in politics, though,” Perdue said. “Fake news wants to talk about something that’s not true to try to influence voters. Look at what the fake news has said about election fraud in Georgia. Nobody has disproven any fraud here yet.”
Trump himself blasted NBC and reaffirmed his commitment to Perdue.
“The Kemp Campaign, together with Fake News NBC, has put out a phony narrative that I have given up on David Perdue in Georgia,” Trump said on his social media outlet Truth Social. “That is completely FALSE.”
Later in the day, former Alaska governor and current Republican congressional candidate Sarah Palin stumped for Perdue on the campaign trail.
McDaniel’s call for unification comes at a peculiar time. Usually such calls are reserved until after primary races have played out nationwide.
“We know that if we’re fighting or we’re disagreeing among each other, we’re hurting our message in talking about what the Democrats are doing, and the failure that they’ve brought to the American people,” she said.
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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
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