GOP Trolls 'Georgia' Dem Over Residency After Election Controversy

  • 2019-04-10
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
GOP Trolls 'Georgia' Dem Over Residency After Election Controversy
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Freshman lawmaker Lucy McBath (D-GA) fell victim to a plot by the Republican Party after facing increasing scrutiny over a widely disputed claim that she lives in her Georgia congressional district. A claim further weakened after she received and signed for a gift basket the GOP delivered to her address – hundreds of miles away in Tennessee.

Fox News' Luka Mikelionis reports:

McBath, a racial justice activist who defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel in November, has been dogged with questions since the election campaign on whether she actually lives in the state she now represents.

The state’s Cobb County Tax Commissioner’s Office, which refrained from issuing a decision during the election due to appeals, confirmed last month that McBath didn’t meet the requirements to call her Cobb County home her primary residence for the three tax years leading up to the election, meaning she was a Tennessee resident when she was elected to Congress.

To point out McBath’s deep Tennessean roots, the National Republican Congressional Committee sent a goody bag containing coffee infused with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Memphis-style BBQ sauce and a hat of the Tennessee Volunteers to her Rockford, Tenn., home

The lawmaker accepted the gift on Friday at 10:45 a.m. and signed for it. Fox News obtained a copy of the signature.

NRCC spokeswoman Camille Gallo had a particularly pithy comment, "We’ll say it again for the folks in the back: Lucy McBath is a resident of Tennessee, not Georgia. Instead of going to Georgia to meet and help her constituents, Lucy McBath jetted out of DC to her real home in Tennessee."
 Source: AAN
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