COLUMBUS, Ga. – Georgia Republicans seem to be on the same page after their GOP convention in Augusta this past weekend.
Chair of the Republican Party in the 2nd District Joseph Brannan spoke with News 3 about some of the takeaways from the convention. Brannan says the main goal was to unify Georgia Republicans in supporting presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Brannan, Alton Russell, and Georgia state senator Josh McKoon (GA – 02) will serve as District 2 delegates at the Republican National convention in Cleveland next month. He says more so than policy, the potential selection of multiple Supreme Court nominees will define the next presidential administration.
“People might not agree with Donald Trump’s rhetoric or activities,” Brannan explained. “He does have a conservative bent to what he’s doing. And I think a lot more people are willing to trust him in appointing judges to the Supreme Court.”
Brannan also says 3rd District Georgia GOP Chair Dale Jackson’s resolution to pursue further study of cultivating cannabis oil for medicinal purposes passed on the convention floor. The 2nd District GOP Chair says this is an important step in reviving talks on the subject in the next legislative session. Brannan adds that several supporters of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz acquiesced to support Trump without much of a fight.
Lastly, no strong action was taken at the convention in response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of the campus carry and religious freedom bills.