Ex-Georgia Lt. Governor Hopes Trump Indictment Shifts GOP Direction

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(TheRedWire.com) – The former Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post. He stated that he hoped former President Donald Trump’s recent indictment in Georgia would be a turning point for the GOP.

Duncan stated that he had first become aware of Trump’s attack through his son and that it had been Trump who had pushed for him not to provide his testimony to the grand jury in Fulton County that was examining Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Despite Trump’s attempts to block the testimonies, Duncan and several others testified before the grand jury early Monday morning. Later that day, following deliberations, the grand jury released a 98-page indictment.

As he wrote in the op-ed, the Republicans were aware of the playbook. Following the 2020 presidential election, he received Trump’s wrath following his refusal to agree with all the schemes that were looking to overturn the elections in the state.

He added that the majority of the Republicans in Georgia had agreed to proceed with Trump, and the consequences of that decision have come forward as Trump and 18 of his allies have been indicted in the case in Georgia.

Duncan was the state’s lieutenant governor from 2019 to 2023, and as he pointed out during the time of Trump’s leadership, the Republicans faced some significant losses in the state’s midterms. As he argued, the GOP still has to deal with the possibility that they might not be able to win the presidential election against President Biden in 2024.

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