Trump endorsed Jody Hice to unseat Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a statement released Monday morning. Trump has been feuding with Raffensperger for months now after a contentious race in the traditionally red state flipped blue. Hice announced that he will run for secretary of state instead of seeking re-election in Georgia’s 10th congressional district, also meaning another seat will open up.
In his statement, Trump says that Hice has been a “steadfast fighter” for election integrity and will continue to fight for free and fair elections. Georgia caught national attention after having to hold repeated recounts across the state after numerous claims of fraud and razor-thin margins.
Trump said in his statement, “Wow, just heard the good news. One of our most outstanding Congressmen, Jody Hice, has announced he is running for Secretary of State in the Great State of Georgia. Jody has been a steadfast fighter for conservative Georgia values and is a staunch ally of the America First agenda. Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity. I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution. Jody will stop the Fraud and get honesty into our Elections! Jody loves the people of Georgia, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement.”
Hice also shared the endorsement on Twitter thanking him for the endorsement.
I am honored to have the endorsement of President Donald Trump! His priority has always been America first!
— Jody Hice (@JodyHice) March 22, 2021