I was really angry at Georgia Governor Brian Kemp late last year…..
He abandoned us at a time of great need—perhaps the time of our greatest need, and chose to peddle the state sponsored narrative that Georgia’s elections were safe and secure.
I have to give credit where credit is due though, and the executive order Brian Kemp just signed deserves applause all around.
Reports highlight the new executive order which prohibits local officials from issuing vaccine or mask mandates, this is a HUGE step.
Other Republican leaders need to take note: this is how it’s done:
Other Republican's take notice: THIS is how it's done. Brian Kemp just signed an executive order blocking HOA style local bureaucrats from issuing vaccine and mask mandates. https://t.co/9sjcos2vi2#BrianKemp #Georgia #COVID19 #VACCINE #TrumpWasRight #masksdontwork
— The Quill Press (@Squidward3424) August 20, 2021
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING 🚨🚨🚨
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued an executive order on Thursday that allows businesses to ignore local mask or COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Breaking News, You Can Trust.
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— Redfuture News (@redfuturenews) August 20, 2021
The Epoch Times reports:
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed an executive order that prohibits local governments from ordering businesses to adopt mask or COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying the measure is necessary to “protect” private businesses.
The executive order bars local officials from mandating the orders, but allows private businesses to require masks or vaccines, Kemp told reporters during a press conference.
“There are some across our state who want to go back into lockdown mode,” the Republican governor said, noting the current indoor mask mandates in Atlanta and Savannah. “Local governments will not be able to force businesses to be the city’s mask police, the vaccine police, or any other burdensome restriction.”
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order allowing businesses to ignore mask or vaccine mandates issued by local governments:
“The executive order I signed today will insure that businesses cannot be forced to follow local government ordinances regarding COVID-19.” pic.twitter.com/YDmhVdUcXh
— Poli Alert (@polialertcom) August 19, 2021
“Well look, I don’t think vaccine mandates or mask mandates or mandates in general work. I think at this point, if anybody out there trusts the government, it’s probably not many people.” -Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. #gapol https://t.co/6UrKZnQm0W
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleFCarr) August 16, 2021
The Hill adds:
The governor has long opposed statewide mandates and initially tried to bar local mask mandates last summer. He eventually eased his order to allow cities and counties to impose limited rules.
Georgia is among the states with the lowest vaccination rate in the country, less than 50 percent of its total population. Kemp has urged Georgians to consult with their most trusted medical professional about getting vaccinated.