Election

Rep. Nikema Williams, Newt Gingrich Weigh In On Runoff Elections, Trump’s Call

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Georgia's Senate runoff elections at a senior center in Acworth, Georgia, Tuesday.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Georgia's Senate runoff elections at a senior center in Acworth, Georgia, Tuesday.
Credit Branden Camp / Associated Press

Just days after being sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia Democratic Rep. Nikema Williams shared her thoughts on the Senate runoff elections and responded to President Trump’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Williams spoke to WABE’s Morning Edition host Lisa Rayam. She said Trump’s actions are no longer a bipartisan issue but one of protecting democracy.

Rep. Nikema Williams

Nikema Williams

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich characterized the Georgia Republican Party as “a mess” due to all the spats over Georgia’s General Election procedures.

Gingrich also spoke to WABE’s host of “Morning Edition,” Lisa Rayam.

Gingrich stands behind and supports Trump. However, he feels that the telephone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was typical but unwise.

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

One note of clarity: Secretary of State Raffesperger says he did not release the tape of his call with President Trump as indicated by former Speaker Gingrich.

WABE’s Maria White Tillman contributed to this story.

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