Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue folded under pressure from their party leadership in Washington this week and “leveled unfounded claims” to discredit the election results in Georgia. President Trump and his team “pressured” Loeffler and Perdue to call for the Georgia Secretary of State’s resignation, and the “Republican senators played ball” because they feared political retaliation. The “brazen effort to appease Trump” showed both vulnerable incumbents once again failing a basic test of leadership by refusing to be independent voices for their state.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Board agreed this morning, rebuking the two vulnerable incumbents in a front page editorial for their “dangerous behavior” and writing that “Monday’s attack by Georgia’s U.S. senators marked a new low” and “reckless barely begins to touch on what Perdue and Loeffler have done.” Despite there being “no evidence of any systemic wrongdoing” – a fact verified by Republican officials in Georgia – Loeffler and Perdue were quick to do the president’s bidding. Loeffler and Perdue’s actions prove they’re nothing but rubber stamps who can’t be trusted to put Georgians first.
“Senator Loeffler and Senator Perdue are baselessly trying to undermine the will of Georgia voters because they have caved to their party leadership in Washington,” said DSCC spokesperson Helen Kalla. “These senators are only ever looking out for themselves, and this pathetic act of self-serving cowardice confirms they will always put their own personal and political interests ahead of what’s right for Georgia.”
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