An aide to outgoing Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler elbowed and pushed Senior Congressional Correspondent for CNN Manu Raju early Wednesday afternoon after he asked her if she thought the Georgia runoff was a free and fair election.
This years presidential election featured a daunting map for Donald Trump. In 2016, he won traditionally Democratic states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by the slimmest of margins. He also had so contend with the leftward lean of Republican strongholds like Georgia and Arizona.
The Georgia Senate runoffs, which will determine which party will have control over Congress‘s upper chamber, are today. For weeks, President Donald Trump has been criticized for apparently undermining the Republican Party’s chances of winning by attacking Republicans who have not backed his call for overturning the results of an election that President-elect Joe Biden won decisively.
During an appearance on CNBC, Axios co-founder Mike Allen said that some Republicans believe President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior in recent weeks is designed to “sabotage” the GOP’s chances of winning the Georgia runoff elections, which will determine which of the two major political parties will have control of the Senate.
Donald Trump will no longer be the President of the United States come mid-January. His presence, though, will hang over the party long before he’s gone, undermining almost any candidate who wants to run as a Republican.
Joe Biden received 306 Electoral College votes on Monday. On Tuesday, he headed down to Georgia to campaign for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who are competing in a hugely important senate runoff.
During the 2020 campaign season, Biden showed that he could be a powerful fundraiser. In the last few months up to the November election, the former Vice President routinely out-raised Donald Trump.
Senator Kelly Loeffler’s campaign denied that she knew she was taking a photo with a former Ku Klux Klan leader at a campaign event Friday. Loeffler was photographed with KKK leader Chester Doles, who spent decades with the organization and was imprisoned in 1993 for the beating of a Black man.
There is a runoff election upcoming in the state of Georgia that will decide the balance of power in the senate. Donald Trump may be an asset in that race. He also has the potential to torpedo it for the GOP.
It took them quite a long time, but many Republican senators have come to admit that Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 election. They have joined Ben Sasse, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.
Three Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump in the impeachment trial used insider information to sell stocks and save money before the coronavirus crash.
Trump was looking for a reliable vote against conviction at his impeachment trial, but Gov. Brian Kemp will defy him.