Commerce, Ga – Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) campaigned with Ninth District Congressman-elect Andrew Clyde (R) to rally the base ahead of the January 5 runoff.
The senator spoke about life after the pandemic favoring a “jobs-led economic recovery” and citing Georgia’s low unemployment because the state is open. However, unemployment claims were up in November, and many CARES Act programs will soon end.
She placed the blame on Democrats for blocking relief measures for families and small businesses. Loeffler stressed the need to support small businesses, hospitals, and schools.
“The future of the country is on the line here. We can go in the direction of building on the American Dream, building back our economy, or we can go the direction of socialism, which means big government, high taxes, government-run healthcare, defund the police, open border; that’s not right for Georgia,” Loeffler stated.
As for big tech interfering with conservative voices, Loeffler brought up the legislation in the summer to end the industry’s liability protections. If the U.S. Senate remains under Republican control, Loeffler commented that they would investigate big tech.
“These liability protections should no longer apply. They’ve acted as publishers, not platforms,” Loeffler asserted. “It’s also looking at their business practices. They’ve also conducted business on the premise that they would continue to suppress speech strategically, that’s not right for America.”
Senator Loeffler added that she called for a signature audit in Georgia elections and that her Opponent Raphael Warnock’s (D) organization is under investigation for voter fraud. The organization she referred to was The New Georgia Project, which Stacey Abrams founded. Warnock led The New Georgia Project until January of this year, when he announced his Senate run.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced the investigation of The New Georgia Project last week along with three other organizations.
Early voting in Georgia begins on December 14 through December 31, except for holidays.
Hear what Congressman-elect Clyde had to say at the event below:
U.S. Senator candidate Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue talked to Georgia voters in Forsyth County. They hosted a large crowd at Black Diamond Grill at 3 p.m.
The goal was to reach voters in the area to encourage voting for the runoffs on Jan. 5. The race between GOP Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff will be the first runoff.
The second runoff will be between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock. The outcome of the runoff will determine which party will have control over the Senate.
Loeffler made it clear to the Georgia voters that she plans to continue to be the voice for each of them.
“Make no mistake, we are the firewall, not just for the U.S. Senate but for the future of our country,” Loeffler said.
The runoff is crucial to the representation of the Republican party. All Georgia citizens have to do is get their vote out, Perdue said.
“Georgia’s not turning blue,” Perdue said.
Loeffler said Perdue and herself ensure the “conservative values” for each Georgian, and further stressed the importance of voting in the runoff.
“No one is going to outwork us to make sure that Georgian’s have what they need,” Loeffler said. “America has the freedoms that we deserve and that our God given rights of the Constitution. We’re going to continue for conservative rights, for affordable healthcare, for school choice, for conservative values that lift everyone up. We will be your voice in Washington if you’re our voice on January 5.”
On the campaign trail and in her campaign ads, Senator Kelly Loeffler often mentions she has a 100 percent voting record with President Donald Trump. While this sounds great for Sen. Loeffler, it is not 100 percent true. If we were the Washington Post, Loeffler would earn three Pinocchios.
What Loeffler would love GOP voters to forget, is that she went against President Trump and voted for NDAA legislation that would rename military bases named after Confederate generals.
NPR Headline July 24, 2020
“The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense appropriations bill that calls for renaming U.S. military bases that honor Confederate officers — a provision that President Trump has threatened to veto.
The Senate’s 86-14 vote to approve the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is more than enough to override a veto, should the president follow through on his threat. The vote comes days after the House passed a similar version of the $741 billion bill.”
You can see the vote at the link below
President Trump was very vocal in his opposition to renaming the military bases as you can see from this article from the Washington Post on July 1, 2020 – way before Senator Loeffler voted against Trump.
While Loeffler may vote with the President most of the time, they aren’t in 100 percent agreement.