The face of the Republican resistance to Donald Trump is headed to Georgia on Friday

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks from the podium after speaking during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday in Cleveland. AP/Evan Vucci

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks from the podium after speaking during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday in Cleveland. AP/Evan Vucci

Cruz is hosting a “Rally for Freedom” for state Sen. Mike Crane on Friday that could draw a protest from the Georgia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, which is smarting over the state senator’s remarks on no-knock warrants, and could fast become a focal point for Georgia’s anti-Trump movement.

The visit comes after Cruz’s show-stopping speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention all but destroyed the party’s efforts to portray a united front and reopened lingering wounds in the Georgia GOP.

The Texas senator emerged as the undisputed face of the Republican resistance to Trump when he refused to endorse his party’s nominee, dividing a Georgia delegation torn over whether he’s a principled conservative or a selfish White House wannabe.

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