Could all of this be about Kelly Loeffler, or do Doug Collins and Donald Trump have a legit beef with Brian Kemp’s reopening plan for Georgia? Following up on Trump’s criticism from last night, Collins — who unsuccessfully lobbied Kemp for an appointment to an open Senate seat that went to Loeffler instead — accused the Republican governor of failing to communicate clearly on how the state would reopen its economy at the end of the month.
“When you are telling people to still stay at home but yet we are going to open certain businesses,” Collins told the Fox and Friends panel this morning, “that creates a problem in which people are not sure what to do.” But isn’t that pretty much what all of the scenarios for reopening will do?
“The president wants the country open. I want the country open. The governor wants the country open. The problem is how do you do it? And I think that’s the problem with leadership,” Collins told “Fox & Friends.”
“Leadership is about communicating,” he continued, “and when you are not communicating clearly — look, the governor did not take away the stay-at-home order, but yet selectively decided certain businesses are going to open up.” …
Adding to the confusion across the state, several mayors have claimed they were not informed of Kemp’s plans prior to his announcement, and have suggested they will urge their constituents not to follow the governor’s advice for reopening.
“I will tell you this: My concern was not having the local input into that,” Collins said Thursday, echoing those local frustrations and arguing that Kemp’s rollout of a reopening plan “made people nervous.”