Georgia runs their elections in a different way than nearly any other state. And for that reason, a January election there will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the senate. And while Georgia has traditionally been a Red state, Joe Biden just won there in November making these races a toss-up.
Both incumbent senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, have financial scandals that are bogging down their campaigns. Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley referenced the accusations in a recent interview calling the duo, the “Bonnie and Clyde of political corruption.”
The Democrat made the comments during a recent appearance on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show. Pressley told the host, “Georgia, do your thing. I know we’re asking a lot from Georgia. But do your thing Georgia, do what you do. All eyes are on Georgia. Mitch McConnell, Loeffler, Perdue, they are the Bonnie and Clyde of corruption. They are all the same. We need to regain control of this senate, Georgia, do what you do.”
"Georgia, do your thing. I know we're asking a lot of Georgia. But do your thing, Georgia.
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) December 19, 2020
Jon Ossoff’s attacks on Perdue’s corruption have been a hallmark of this campaign. He recently tweeted, “David Perdue’s corruption and self-dealing are flagrant. He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets. This conduct is utterly inexcusable.”
David Perdue's corruption and self-dealing are flagrant. He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets. This conduct is utterly inexcusable. https://t.co/KL4weHxIRO
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) November 19, 2020
And, of course, Kelly Loeffler has been accused of using inside information to aid her stock portfolio. Even if she was to win her race against Raphael Warnock, she could face an inquiry into her actions at some point.
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