Insurance commissioner Jim Beck carries out campaigns before an image of controller Brian Kemp.
Photo: Jim Beck via Twitter
During the period when he resigned from Republicans, Georgia remains a special place for the Christian right. After all, Ralph Reed's reason was that his career progressed worse with a lurid scandal involving casino gaming. Former colleague and the national anti-abortion icon, Karen Handel, was the base for losing gubernatorial runoff in 2010 because she was not sufficiently abortion. Georgia's recent delegations to Washington include colorful religious nuts such as Paul Broun Jr, anti-evolution (“lie from hoof hell”) member of the House Science Committee, and Jody Hice, who rejects the major religion religion is Islam is called.
So no surprise at all that Brian Kemp was running for the governor last year as a “politically wrong conservative” on a ticket to an alliance leader and insurance commissioner Georgia Christian Jim Beck, or Kemp signed happily legislation by taking his states with the list The Constitution impedes a ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, which is usually around the time a fetal heart beat can be detected.
But Kemp and Beck had a very bad week, and the Christian right with them.
Kemp got a strong rod forward from one of Georgia's most important cash, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
Gov. Brian Kemp's annual trip to Los Angeles postponed to promote the film industry of Georgia on Tuesday as a larger number of film executives and celebrities criticized the decision to sign a genital counterfeit bill in law.
Activists of abortion rights were threatening to challenge in May 22, and the film executives of Georgia were concerned that attendees who had no shows at studio chiefs could permanently damage the state filmmaking business.
You need to understand that the film industry is dealing with Georgia, with an estimated economic impact of $ 9.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, when 320 film and television productions were shot in the state. So Kemp is caught up in a dispute concerning two reasons for the essence of the curators of his state: finishing legal abortion and doing buck.
But trouble is quicker immediately by the Christian-right stalwart Jim Beck, the AJC reports:
Insurance Commissioner Georgia Jim Jim was charged on Tuesday at a large federal jury who stole more than $ 2 million from his former employer.
The indictment of 38 counts the fact that fraud and money laundering is a miscellaneous scheme to carry out fraud and money laundering in the Christian Georgia Coalition Association. With the money stolen, it is alleged that the Republican paid its credit card bills and taxes – and it even funded the 2018 campaign that came into office.
It is hoped that Beck, whose solicitors deny the fees, will surrender to US exchanges on Wednesdays in Dublin city center, said Atung J. Attorney J. “BJay” Pak.
This is an additional headache for Kemp, as under Georgian law he must decide whether an elected officer on indictment should be suspended from office: t
Under state law, if Beck is not retiring or trying to suspend him, the governor may act after a 14 day waiting period if he finds that the charges relate to the performance of his duties as commissioner. The governor would appoint a commission to examine the fees. If they believe that the charges apply to their duties, the regulator must suspend the officer and designate a temporary replacement.
Gov. Brian Kemp immediately commented on Tuesday what he will do.
Perhaps he was praying for an angry God as a guide.