FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Sunday rally planned by the Forsyth County Republican Party to voice opposition to Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been scrubbed.
The Party planned to meet Sunday morning at GOP Headquarters to discuss plans for protestors to line the streets of Cumming carrying signs expressing opposition to Abrams candidacy and her visit to Forsyth County, the most conservative county in Georgia.
An email distributed by the Party Saturday evening stated:
“Forsyth County is a proud and diverse county with conservative values. After much deliberation and consultation, we have decided to redirect our efforts for the Rally planned for Sunday, September 18. We will always strive to make choices that honor and protect Forsyth County. In the interest of all involved, we will err on the side of caution and withdraw our planned rally.
We now turn our efforts to welcoming Governor Brian Kemp to Forsyth County on Monday, September 19th at the Reid Barn from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. We welcome all conservatives to come out and support Kemp for re-election. Donations are accepted but not necessary to attend.”
By Saturday morning, the Party had scrubbed its website and Facebook Page of any posts that indicate a protest had been planned.
What caused the Party to bow to pressure from outside forces is not known at this time. However, Fetch Your News will update this article as more information becomes available.
It was unclear if the Forsyth County Tea Party still plans its protest.
A Tea Party email received earlier in the week called on “Conservatives and Patriots to unite to Stand for Freedom and Forsyth.”