Hice, who first won his election to his seat in east-central Georgia in 2014, is a staunch ally of Trump’s support for Trump’s efforts to overthrow the election. He mocked the Democrat-led push to indict Trump for his role in the Capitol Hill uprising on Jan. 6 “Dizziness.”
The 60-year-old member of Congress publicly flirted with an offer say last week that he was “exploring options” and expecting a decision “in the next few days”. Hice also said that Trump was “Supports” his possible candidacy.
Trump was fixated on Georgia as he drafted his plans for halftime 2022. The former president has tried to recruit a major antagonist to GOP Governor Brian Kemp, whom Trump has accused of doing too little to encroach on the state’s vote. He’s also publicly encouraged the former NFL to run Herschel Walker back to raise an offer from the Senate.
The former president also recently hosted former Senator David Perdue at his South Florida resort when Perdue considered challenging Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock before Perdue decided not to run.
People familiar with the Hice confirmation considerations warned that as always, Trump’s plans could change. It is unclear when an endorsement could take place, although Trump adviser Jason Miller said during a Sunday appearance on Fox News that Trump would announce his support for a Georgia candidate on Monday.
“Really important, watch out for Georgia tomorrow Monday. There is a great confirmation coming that will really disrupt the political landscape in Georgia. It’s big, it’s coming tomorrow and just tune in, ”Miller said.
A Trump spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.
Raffensperger and his aides have been preparing for a potential primary challenge since he broke up with the president. If he survived the primary, Raffensperger would likely also face a serious challenge from Democrats willing to take office.