Photo: Vice President Mike Pence attends the ceremonial swearing in of U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen
Republicans in Georgia continue to denounce the general election results, and are urging residents to vote for Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue in early January. These run-off elections will determine party control of the Senate.
Republicans from Tennessee and Georgia rallied at a Ringgold hotel on Saturday to show their support for the candidates. Over one hundred people were in attendance.
Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann jump started the event by announcing, “like most of you all this week, this year, I’ve got Georgia on my mind. And I have Kelly Loeffler, our great senator, on my heart because she’s gonna go out and win and win big.”
Fleischmann then presented a check for $2500 to the Loeffler campaign. The Congressman represents Tennessee’s third district, which includes Chattanooga. He asked for others to make donations as well, and spread the word to friends, family members, and neighbors.
Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene came forward next to denounce the general election results for 2020.
“Now, I don’t know about you guys, but Nov. 3 turned out a lot different than I expected. I do not believe Joe Biden won Georgia. I’m gonna tell you right now, I was born and raised, I’ve lived in Georgia my entire life, and I know for a fact Georgia is a red state. We did not elect sleepy Joe Biden. He’s not going to be my president.” Greene said as she addressed the rally attendees.
She urged voters to get out in January and show up to the polls.
In Loeffler’s announcement she said that neither she nor Perdue were happy with the November election results. She spoke of her own relationship with Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and asked Republicans in Georgia to stay in the fight.
She told reporters after the rally, “I fully support President Trump and his campaign’s work to make sure that they’re pursuing the avenues at their disposal to make sure that this was a fair election and that every legal vote is counted and that no illegal votes are counted and that’s how our system is designed. We’re built for this process. That’s what’s at play right now.”
Loeffler went on to say that residents of Georgia need to be focused on getting out in January to vote. “But also what I’m very focused on is making sure Georgians understand that choice is on the ballot Jan. 5. We have to turn out and vote because the American Dream is on the ballot.”
There were some voters in attendance that did not support Loeffler or Perdue. One voter, Deb Cornett, said that Loeffler wasn’t from Georgia, and would not be able to accurately represent citizens of the state.
A week ago, Loeffler tested positive for Covid-19, and she did not wear a mask during the rally. This left people concerned about possible exposure, as there were no mask or social distancing requirements put into place. However, a spokesperson for the Loeffler campaign said the Senator has tested negative twice since the positive result.