Former president of the United States George W. Bush is expected to appear as a “special guest” at a fundraiser for Georgia governor Brian Kemp. Kemp has been in former president Donald Trump’s verbal crosshairs as he resisted the efforts by Trump to overturn Georgia’s election results in 2020.
The fundraiser, with support from former President Bush, will take place in Texas, a few days before May 24, when the primaries are expected to be held in Georgia. POLITICO reported that it obtained a copy of the invitation, which listed George W. Bush as a “special guest.”
The fundraiser will be held at the home of Harlan Crow, a real estate developer in Texas. Other guests include Jim Francis who is a major Texas Bundler. Republican strategist Karl Rove and Ross Perot Jr., the son of the former presidential candidate Ross Perot, are also expected to be present at the May 16 event in Texas.
Similar to President Biden, former President George W. Bush, who gets along well with Biden and almost everyone else in Congress, has rarely directly criticized former president Trump. However, last year he did speak of the deterioration of the GOP saying that the modern-day Republican party had become “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist.”
Brian Kemp is up for reelection and has not received support from Trump who called him a RINO—Republican In Name Only. He endorsed Kemp in 2018 but is now promoting former Senator David Purdue to run against Kemp, in Georgia.
Former president Bush represents the traditionalist wing of the Republican Party. These representatives believe in conservative values and the sanctity of the constitution but rarely if ever believe in conspiracy theories. Bush has also supported Liz Cheney, the Republican Representative from Wyoming and Lisa Murkowski, a Republican Senator from Alaska for their reelection campaigns. Both these congresswomen have also been targeted by Trump and pro-Trump followers as they backed the impeachment of Trump.
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