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Top Georgia Republican: Trump Policies Make Me 'Fearful' for GOP Survival

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By    |   Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 05:12 PM

An influential Georgia state representative says the thought of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as commander-in-chief scares him.

"Every time he says something that makes me cringe, or something that appears to be indecent, it makes me wonder how in the world can I vote for this guy," Allen Peake, a Macon Republican serving his a fifth term, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"Boy, it scares the bejeebies out of me — the thought that he could actually be the president."

Peake, a former floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal, also said his "honest assessment" of Trump and his worries for the future of the GOP "may be the death blow to my political future."

"The reality is that Donald Trump as our nominee makes me incredibly fearful for the future of our party," Peake wrote.

"We have alienated Hispanics and African-Americans, both groups who would support us if we stuck to an agenda focused on jobs and the economy.

"We have made ourselves enemies of the gay community. And from discussions with my gay brother, many would support us, because many are moderate on social issues but fiscally conservative."

Peake said millennials have also written off the GOP.

"So, as a party, we are basically working ourselves toward extinction. And if we don’t do some soul searching and make efforts to reach out to these groups, that’s where we end up," he said.

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