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Rep. Cohen’s Smearing of National Guard ‘Pretty Outrageous’: Georgia Governor

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Rep. Cohen’s Smearing of National Guard ‘Pretty Outrageous’: Georgia Governor

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The suggestion that any troop who didn’t vote for President-elect Joe Biden could be planning a so-called insider attack is “pretty outrageous,” Georgia’s governor said Tuesday. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) during an appearance on CNN the day prior claimed that the National Guard is “predominately conservative” and said he estimated 75 percent of guardsmen in Washington didn’t vote for Biden and are thus “in the large class of folks that might want to do something.” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Fox News’ “The Story” that he saw the clip. “I thought to myself, ‘That’s pretty outrageous,'” Kemp said, recalling how the Georgia National Guard troops guarding the State Capitol over the summer “was as diverse a group as you’ve ever seen in your life, and they were there to do one thing and that was to follow orders, to protect the Capitol and protect property in the city of …

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