Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) spoke out on Sunday to say that he would “gladly participate” in taking part in the Fulton County district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure him to reverse the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
While appearing on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Raffensperger told host Chuck Todd that his office has “fully complied” with the investigation by handing over documents, revealing that some of his staffers have even spoken with investigators.
“We’ve fully complied, sent all the documents that we had, and she actually talked to some of our staff members,” Raffensperger said, referring to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
“So if she wants to interview me, there’s a process for that, and I will gladly participate in that because I want to make sure that I follow the law, follow the Constitution, and when you get a grand jury summons, you respond to it,” he continued.
Raffensperger went on to reveal that he plans to run for reelection, even though Trump and many other Republicans have lost all respect for him.
“I talk to a lot of Republicans every day,” he said. “I talk to people that were Goldwater Republicans, Ronald Reagan Republicans, Bush Republicans, and Trump Republicans, like myself. I voted for the president twice and I also contributed family money to his campaigns. And some, obviously, Trump people are still mad about that. And I get a few people that bust me out. But many others understand that I did my job. I followed the law, I followed the Constitution. And they believe that’s the honorable thing to do.”
Trump referred to Raffensperger as an “enemy of the people” after the election last year.
“You’re not allowed to harvest, but I understand the secretary of state, who is really an enemy of the people, the secretary of state, and whether he’s Republican or not, this man, what he’s done, supposedly he made a deal and you’ll have to check this, where she is allowed to harvest but in other areas they’re not allowed,” Trump said.
JUST IN: President Trump calls GOP Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger the “enemy of the people” as he makes repeated false claims about the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/1gjvZ4lMq3
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 2020
Meanwhile, Raffensperger claimed to USA Today that the Georgia election count was “wildly successful and smooth” and that Trump, who he said he and his family had voted for, was throwing them “under the bus.” He has since written a book about his experience with Trump surrounding the election called “Integrity Counts.”