Report: Trump/Republicans Panicking About Upcoming Georgia Runoff
Donald Trump lost his reelection bid to Joe Biden by a wide margin. Other than that race, though, Republicans had a lot of results to be happy about this election season. The party took back a number of congressional seats. Vulnerable senators like Thom Tillis and Susan Collins also won their races.
But control of the government is going to come down to the state of Georgia. If Jon Ossoff defeats David Perdue and Raphael Warnock defeats Kelly Loeffler, Democrats will take the senate. While the Republicans could be considered a slight favorite to win those races, the party is reportedly tarting to panic.
The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Tom Hamburger reported on a recent GOP call about the race. They wrote, “Republican leaders are increasingly alarmed about the party’s ability to stave off Democratic challengers in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections — and they privately described President Trump on a recent conference call as a political burden who despite his false claims of victory was the likely loser of the 2020 election.”
Perdue and Loeffler were both on the call and talked about their races. Perdue reportedly said, “we’re assuming that we’re going to be standing out here alone. And that means that we have to get the vote out, no matter what the outcome of that adjudication is on the recount in two states and some lawsuits, and others.”
Loeffler chimed in, “the question is about the Democrat turnout. We don’t know. We can’t take for granted that we’re going to keep everyone motivated.”
Trump also seems worried about the race. He tweeted late last night, “Wow! Governor Kemp will hopefully see the light before it is too late. Must finally take charge! Two GREAT Senators, who do so much for Georgia and truly love the USA, are in a must win battle with two incompetents who don’t have a clue!”
Wow! Governor Kemp will hopefully see the light before it is too late. Must finally take charge! Two GREAT Senators, who do so much for Georgia and truly love the USA, are in a must win battle with two incompetents who don’t have a clue! https://t.co/j10ZRZpYjK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020