Rep. @Cannonfor58 is arrested and lead out of the Georgia State Capitol building by GA State Troopers after being asked to stop knocking on a door that lead to Gov. Brian Kemp's office, while Gov. Kemp was signing #SB202 behind closed doors in #Atlanta #gapol pic.twitter.com/kw5FCrgqEm
— Alyssa Pointer 🦄 (@AlyssaNo_L) March 26, 2021
The Big Lie and Trumpism are alive and well in Georgia.
Sure, Failed Casino Mobster trump got evicted from America’s House but GOP’s blind obedience to Trump continues. And nowhere is that more evident than Peach State, where *State Troopers* (more on that in a minute) doing Kemp’s bidding arrested our beloved Georgia state representative Park Cannon. Watch:
Park Cannon @Cannonfor58 is one of the finest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet
Kemp can go F himselfpic.twitter.com/AekBAh4P5x
— Will's Mattie The Squid Witness Protection Program (@bywillpollock) March 25, 2021
This is wild. Georgia Rep. Park Cannon was detained by police for knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s door.
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 25, 2021
The trail of sick Orangina Thinskin left behind him is disgusting and long. What’s notable (fully unsurprising, mind you) is how MAGA Cancer has so totally infected state-based Qpublicans who are, even as I angrily type up this report, trying to defend the “honor” of an obvious criminal and fraud.
Actually, Rep. Cannon foretold this exact situation in my interview with her back in 2018. “We’re seeing the most violent campaign since the confederate flag was still flying,” she told me in the run-up to Brian Kemp stealing Georgia’s governor seat from Stacey Abrams. “They’re not worried about our future generations. They’ve taken money out of education every year. They don’t have the best interests of people who they are baiting to come and vote for them.” Listen:
Georgia state troopers who arrested a *duly elected Georgia official* (some reports show they assaulted her) for simply trying to witness Kemp’s secret-signing “ceremony” are either terrible at their job protecting Georgia statehouse, compromised by aforementioned MAGA Cancer—or both.
Make no mistake: “Big Lie” MAGA cancer is particularly acute in states, weirdly, flipped by Biden. Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and wherever else Qpublicans are in control. Eyes open.
I reached out to Rep. Cannon for comment and will update here if and when I hear back. She released a statement that reads in part “Thank you for the love and support, as it’s come from all parts of Georgia, the US and the world. I’ll continue to fight for rights of Georgians far and wide, but today I ask for privacy for myself and my family as I heal from this experience, so that I may continue this fight again.” 🔴
Thank you all for the your love and support. My family, team and I are going to take some time to rest and refuel so that we may continue this fight, as this is just the beginning. pic.twitter.com/i6IiKa8Vkd
— Representative Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58) March 26, 2021
— Will's Mattie The Squid Witness Protection Program (@bywillpollock) March 26, 2021
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