With two Georgia Senate seats up for grabs on Tuesday, the GOP candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, aiming for those seats aren’t getting any help from Donald Trump. The president, still lashing out over his own election loss, is attacking the two for failing to promise they’ll fight for him on January 6th, when Congress certifies the electoral vote.
Tea Party and Women for Trump activist Amy Kremer tweeted Saturday evening to share a Fox News link regarding several Republican senators who have said they’ll object to the electoral vote. Kremer added to this her own complaint that Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue haven’t also signed on for the protest. The President of the United States (who has told his followers to ditch Fox) retweeted this, amplifying a political demand for two senators of his own party whose seats are at risk to support him in fighting the outcome of the 2020 election and subverting the will of the voters.
Trump has already been attacking the integrity of the Georgia Presidential election in ways that GOP strategists fear will keep Republican voters away from the polls.
Loeffler has so far refused to firmly state whether she’ll confirm the electoral vote, or stand with Trump in opposing it. According to Raw Story, when pressed on the similar question of whether she’d side with him on an NDAA veto, she admitted freely that she’s refusing to give a clear yes or no answer on such matters.
Perdue, on the other hand, had suggested he would be willing to object to the electoral vote confirmation, but in fact he won’t have the option — his term ends on January 3rd, and if he wins his election on the 5th, he can’t expect to be seated in time to participate in the electoral confirmation on the 6th. (It’s not entirely clear whether Kremer or Trump know this and are lashing out at him anyway, or if they missed this relevant detail.)
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