Pro trump lawyer L. Lin Wood said he wanted the Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, locked up on Wednesday night when he told locals at a rally of locals to circle around the Republican leader’s house and blow their horns until he came outside.
Mr. Wood appeared alongside former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell and did not speak in an official capacity for the President’s re-election campaign. Wood made groundless allegations of mass election fraud in Georgia when he urged Governor Kemp to call a meeting of the state legislature.
The attorney also urged the Republican leader to resign from office as he whipped up the rally crowd against Kemp and the GOP incumbents fought two major runoffs in the Senate early next year.
In his speech at Wednesday’s rally, Wood said, “I want you to go to the governor’s mansion. I want you to circle it. I want you to blow the horns until Brian Kemp comes out and orders a special session of the Georgian legislature.
After repeating that he wants a special session of the Georgian legislature, the lawyer wearing a MAGA hat later added: “We want to clean up the mess he has made and then he can resign. And then, as far as I’m concerned, lock him up.”
The convention participants then responded to his call for Governor Kemp’s arrest with chants like “Lock him up” while Wood ran around the lectern.
Washington Newsday has asked Governor Brian Kemp’s office for comment. This article will be updated with each response.
Elsewhere in his rally speech, Wood said Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue would not have “earned” the votes of rally participants if they had not joined his call for a special session of the Georgian legislature.
“You have not earned your vote”. Don’t give it to them,” Wood told the crowd. “Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election, for God’s sake? Fix this. You have to fix it before we do it again.”
At the “Stop the Theft” event, Powell, the former Trump campaign attorney, also urged the Georgians to boycott the upcoming runoffs to the Senate. The elections scheduled for January 5 next year will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate and could have a decisive impact on the first two years of President-elect Joe Biden’s term in the White House.
The New York Times reported on Monday that Republicans fear that party fighting in Georgia could affect the chances of GOP office-holders Loeffler and Perdue to retain their seats before Biden’s inauguration.