The Georgia Senate races are hugely important to the GOP. Democrats currently have control of Congress and the White House. And if Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock defeat David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, Democrats will control the Senate as well.
Donald Trump is both depressed and embarrassed by his loss to Joe Biden in November. And the President is lashing out at everyone, including members of his own party. But would he sabotage them as revenge. According to Axios’ Mike Allen, some Republicans think that this is exactly what Trump is doing.
Allen made the comments during a recent appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “There’s a big strain of thought among Republicans that President Trump is sabotaging this race,” he said. “He’s done so much to be unhelpful to those candidates. I talk to Republicans and they look at what’s happening, and they say, ’You know, he must be thinking, ‘I want to send a message, If I’m not on the ballot, Republicans are in trouble.”
The journalist continued, “Georgia, despite the president-elect winning there, is still pretty red so Republicans said, ‘In the end, this could be fine.’ They’re no longer sure it’s fine, and a lot of that has to do with the president.”
Allen closed his remarks, “Republicans look at it and they say, ‘Like everyday President Trump is saying something that either puts those candidates on the spot or makes some of those …. voters who were maybe queasy about Trump anyway but are Republicans in their bones, like everyday he gives them a reason either not to come out or to decide to go the other way.”
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