Perdue: “Georgia’s not turning blue” in anticipation for Jan. runoff

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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.

Attendees take a selfie at Black Diamond Grill, awaiting U.S. Senator candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

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.

David Perdue speaking at Black Diamond Grill to attendees

“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.”

Is Kelly Loeffler’s Trump voting record truly 100 percent?

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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

Despite Trump’s Veto Threat, Senate Approves Provision To Rename Military Bases

“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

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/116-2020/s140

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.

Trump vows to veto $740 billion defense bill if Confederate-named military bases are renamed

While Loeffler may vote with the President most of the time, they aren’t in 100 percent agreement.

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