GOP candidate says he'll ‘round up criminal illegals’ himself in new ad

Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian KempBrian KempOvernight Health Care: Georgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansion | McConnell shoots down .8 trillion coronavirus deal Georgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansion Meadows hosted wedding despite guidelines banning gatherings of more than 10 people: report MORE said in a new campaign ad that he’d “round up criminal illegals” himself.

“I’ve got a big truck in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take them home myself,” Kemp said in the video, which was released on Wednesday.

“Yup, I just said that,” Kemp added with a smile.


The advertisement, entitled “So Conservative,” brags of Kemp’s support of the Second Amendment and his desire to cut regulations.

“If you want a politically incorrect conservative, that’s me,” he said.

Kemp was criticized last week for another contentious commercial depicting him pointing a gun at teenage boy interested in dating one of his daughters.

Georgia viewers called on a local NBC affiliate to stop airing the pro-gun campaign ad, but the candidate defended it on Twitter. 

“Liberals in the media are losing their minds off a fake controversy,” Kemp tweeted.

Kemp, who is currently Georgia’s secretary of state, is one of seven GOP candidates running to replace Gov. Nathan Deal (R) at the end of his term.

A recent poll of Republican voters by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows Kemp trailing Casey Cagle, the state's lieutenant governor, by approximately 30 percentage points.