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Georgia governor fires back and mocks celebrities who have threatened to boycott the state over abortion law

Ouch (and LOL)

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Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday mocked the plethora of celebrities threatening to boycott the state over its new, restrictive abortion law.

Celebrities like Alyssa Milano and Alec Baldwin have spoken out against the law, and signed letters of protest to demand that the state abandon the heartbeat bill.

Kemp refused to be threatened and signed the bill into law earlier in May.

What did Kemp say about these so-called 'celebrities?'

On Saturday, Kemp openly mocked celebrities pushing for a statewide boycott.

During remarks at the Georgia Republican Convention, Kemp acknowledged the controversy the new law caused for many leftists and liberals.

"I understand that some folks don't like this new law," he said. "I'm fine with that. We're elected to do what's right — and standing up for precious life is always the right thing to do."

Kemp went on to specifically pinpoint celebrities in his defense of the new law. Pointing out that the Republican Party is the "party of freedom and opportunity," Kemp said that he will continue doing what's right even if naysayers push back.

"We value and protect innocent life," he said, "even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk."

Other entertainers who have voiced their support of a boycott include Mia Farrow, Ben Stiller, Don Cheadle, Sean Penn, Kerry Washington, and more.

Later, the conservative governor added, ""We fought every liberal activist in the country – and we won. And I'll say it again for the folks in the back of the room: we won. But make no mistake, we cannot rest on our laurels. We have to double down and do it again."

What else?

Lauren Groh-Wargo, the governor's top aide, also added that the governor isn't concerned over Hollywood businesses pulling production from the state.

"[He] literally does not care if the film industry leaves Georgia," she said. "The only way to stop these men is to permanently take away their power."

Kemp also took aim at the left in general and said that the time to fight is still nigh.

"I still believe our best days are ahead in this great state," he said. "Folks, this is a battleground state in 2020. And it's time to hunker down and fight. The left is angry, they're radical and they're ridiculous."

One last thing…
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