Recently, Kemp’s choice to not convene a session for the possible impeachment of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis added to the tension. Willis played a key role in the latest indictment of Trump and 18 others over alleged electoral conspiracies in Georgia. Trump, currently leading in the GOP’s 2024 presidential primary race, has pleaded not guilty.

This situation has highlighted the deepening split within Georgia’s GOP, distinguishing traditional Republicans from fervent Trump advocates such as Marjorie Taylor Greene and Burt Jones.

This past Saturday, Kemp addressed Trump’s handling of the pandemic, highlighting Trump’s previous disapproval of Georgia’s initiative to reopen early in 2020. On a social media platform once called Twitter, Kemp reacted to a video where Trump was voicing objections to COVID-19 directives.

Back in April 2020, Trump had openly expressed his reservations about Kemp’s early reopening strategy for businesses, considering it too soon.