Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday rebuked Rep. Jody HiceJody Brownlow HicePerdue proposes election police force in Georgia Secretary of state races come under red-hot focus Watchdog finds fundraising spikes for Ga., Mich., Minn. secretary of state candidates MORE (Ga.), his challenger in the upcoming GOP primary, as being "double-minded" when it comes to the most recent national elections.
"The person I'm running against, Congressman Hice, he's been in Congress for several years. He's never done a single piece of election reform legislation. Then he certified his own race with those same machines, the same ballots, and yet for President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE, he said you couldn't trust that," Raffensperger said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
"That's a double-minded person, and as a pastor, he should know better. So I'm going to run on integrity, and I'm going to run on the truth. I don't know what he's going to run on," he added.
Raffensperger drew the ire of former President Trump after the 2020 presidential election due to his refusal to overturn the results of the election in favor of Trump. During a phone call in January, Trump threatened Raffensperger and said he wanted him to "find 11,780 votes," the minimum number needed to change the outcome.
Despite winning reelection in 2020, Hice was among the GOP House lawmakers who voted against certifying President BidenJoe BidenFox News reporter says Biden called him after 'son of a b----' remark Peloton responds after another TV character has a heart attack on one of its bikes Defense & National Security — Pentagon puts 8,500 troops on high alert MORE's victory in Georgia.
In March, Trump announced his endorsement of Hice for Georgia secretary of state, with the representative declining to seek reelection in the Peach State's 10th Congressional District.
"Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity," Trump said in a statement at the time. "I have 100 percent confidence in Jody to fight for free, fair and secure election in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. constitution."