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Georgia Governor Candidate Tells Critics To “Get Over” His Insane, Menacing New Ad

A new ad by a candidate in the race for Georgia governor has people on both sides of the second amendment debate “outraged.”

In a nutshell, the ad shows Georgia’s secretary of state, Brian Kemp, vetting a potential suitor for one of his daughters by casually threatening him with a double-barrel shotgun. The Washington Post sets the scene:

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“I’m Brian Kemp, this is Jake, a young man interested in one of my daughters,” says Kemp, pointing to the boy sitting next to him. “Jake asked why I was running for governor,” he says, to which Jake lists off some reasons.

“And two things if you’re going to date one of my daughters?” asks Kemp.

“Respect,” replies Jake “and a healthy appreciation for the Second Amendment, sir.” This is how Kemp responds:

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Many viewers were understandably upset by the menace implied in the ad, light-hearted Southern dad jokes notwithstanding.

The idea that Kemp believes his daughter’s virginity and/or innocence is his to protect struck some as a dated, disturbing notion.

There were those, however, who called Kemp’s disturbing ad “hilarious,” “clever,” and “not politically correct”(in a good way).

        

Kemp doubled down on his ad in the face of backlash, tweeting about the “radical left’s insane reaction” to say, “I’m conservative, folks. Get over it!”

In reality, it is not just liberals or people in the anti-2A camp who were offended by Kemp’s ad.

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Kemp sent out an email to his supporters addressing the ad backlash, writing that the “overreaction is insane but I’m not surprised.” Georgia’s primary is on May 22.

h/t The Washington Post

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