Defiant Loeffler Says She Won’t Let Liberal Media Force Her From Race
Richard Burr, who was the longtime Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He recently stepped down from his post after being accused of selling off stock after getting inside information about the potential economic devastation of COVID-19.
Kelly Loeffler was appointed to a Georgia senate seat by Governor Brian Kemp in January of 2020. Like Burr, Loeffler has also been accused of coronavirus-based insider trading. During a recent interview the Georgia senator said she will not bow to pressure to drop out of her 2020 race.
During a recent interview, the Georgia lawmaker said, “Not only am I not dropping out, but I’m gonna win. And no one’s going to intimidate me into thinking that that’s the right course for our party, for our state, for our country. I’m working hard to help reelect the president. I’m working hard to win my seat and keep the Senate in Republican hands.”
Loeffler also blamed reporters for her stock plight, saying, “This is the liberal media attacking someone who supports free enterprise. I’m not going to be deterred by it.”
Weeks after Kelly Loeffler came under fire for dumping millions in stock following private coronavirus briefings, her husband gave $1M to Trump's super PAC. That appears to be his biggest contribution ever. pic.twitter.com/WJP4mgLrS4
— Brendan Fischer (@brendan_fischer) May 21, 2020
In order to get to the 2020 election, Loeffler must first defeat a difficult Republican primary challenger in Doug Collins.
Collins said of his opponent, “Instead of working for the people of Georgia for the past five months in D.C., she seems to have been working for herself. Because all she’s been able to do is have to explain her stock scandal and left her doing nothing else more than that.”
The Georgia state primary will take place on June 9th.