On July 13, Michael Williams held a press conference at the Capitol in Atlanta, GA. As one of four republican candidates who have qualified (so far) to run for Governor, Williams states that he has “always believed that politics should be about focus on issues rather than individuals”. However, he says he “finds it unavoidable to ignore the character of someone who is running for our highest office in Georgia”.
Willliams goes on to cite the recent death of Officer Familia in New York as an example of police officers facing danger every day in their jobs. He says “their livelihood should not be used to get votes or political gain for career politicians” He claims that Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is doing exactly that! According to Candidate Williams, legislation was introduced to provide Georgia’s law enforcement community financial relief. He says that officers often work three jobs and rely on food stamps to feed their families. Williams claims that Casey Cagle killed the legislation three months ago in favor of a corporate request.
According to William, Casey Cagle is attempting to use law enforcement officers here in Georgia for his own political gain with no intentions to provide the financial relief they seek. He says that Cagle is playing the political games he is so good at, not that he needs the votes of the law enforcement community that Cagle turned his back on three months ago.
Williams says the Lt. Governor is “too busy using them as a political prop instead of providing the relief they need”. Williams alleges Cagle turned his back on the police because “they clearly did not contribute enough to his campaign. He began playing political games last week as he seeks more and more power by being elected as Georgia’s governor”.
Williams issues a challenge to Lt. Governor Cagle to withdraw from the race. He says Georgia needs a governor who is sick and tired of political games. It can be a time of economic growth for all Georgians, not just the elite and career politicians.
While Candidate Williams spoke clearly and passionately, he did not offer proof of his unethical allegation against the Lt. Governor. By beginning his speech with his belief that politics should focus on issues, not individuals, Williams then proceeded to make his speech an attack on the ethics of a candidate. It seems that the mud-slinging has begun early in the campaign that will conclude in 2018.
[Editor’s Note: See the “press conference” in its length below. ]Channel : NetNewsJournalsGeorgia.sm NetNewsCatster: Nicholas Honeycutt