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Lowry: Kemp & Pence are heroes of the Republican Party

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Like Wyatt Earp after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Donald Trump and his allies mounted up for a vendetta ride in Georgia.
Unlike Earp and his posse, though, Trump didn't get his man or any of his confederates, and Gov. Brian Kemp and Co. didn't even have to leave the territory.
Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had provoked Trump's ire by refusing to indulge his delusions about the 2020 election or engage in any legally dubious maneuvers to change the result in Georgia, and they had felt the full fury of the White House and Mar-a-Lago.
It is not often that politicians do the right thing and infuriate the most influential figure in their party and the most committed element of their political base and live to tell the tale. Kemp and Raffensperger have. Together with former Vice President Mike Pence, whose separation from Trump is more and more obvious, they form a cadre that resisted intense pressure to turn their backs on their duty in 2020 - showing backbone and a moral and...

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