Kari Lake, former AZ gubernatorial candidate is scheduled to be the keynote speaker next week for the GA GOP convention after Mike Pence, former VP, canceled because of another commitment.
David Shafer, GA GOP Chairman, in an email told delegates that Pence had canceled because of a “televised national town hall” during which he would make an announcement about his future plans. He added that instead Pence would be sending a video to be shown at the conference. He proceeded to note that Lake, who has not yet conceded her loss in the 2022 gubernatorial election in Arizona, was selected to be the replacement. Lake has maintained that voter fraud was the reason she did not win the gubernatorial election and she has filed multiple lawsuits to fight her case.
As he explained, he had heard Lake speak at the last RNC meeting and was looking forward to having her join them in Georgia for the convention that is going to be held on June 9 and 10.
The convention will also have many GOP presidential hopefuls in attendance, including former president Donald Trump who is currently leading the GOP presidential primary, former Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, and conservative Vivek Ramaswamy.
Pence has not yet announced his plans for the 2024 presidential election but has been considering placing a bid for the past few months. Earlier this month it was announced by CNN that they will host a town hall with Pence on June 7. Pence also stated in mid-April that his decision for the 2024 presidential race would come in “weeks and not months.”