Georgian Senate candidate Jon Ossoff appears to be trying to wedge between his Republican opponent, Senator David Perdue, and GOP voters who believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump.
Senate control will be decided in two election elections in Georgia on January 5, and Republican candidates – Senator Perdue and Kelly Loeffler – want to portray themselves as a bastion against the Democrats ’agenda.
However, this framework suggests that a GOP majority in the Senate will be needed to curb former Vice President Joe Biden’s agenda after his inauguration next year. This idea is in stark contrast to the ongoing efforts of the Trump campaign to challenge the election results and reject the president.
On Monday, Washington Post Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. national policy reporter drew attention to a Republican dilemma with a tweet from a Perdue campaign event.
“David Perdue ‘s Thinking in 10 Seconds: Senator Kelly Loeffler and Senator Ga. As their last line of defense against democratic rule.
“A guy in the crowd (who’s in the hat) interrupts and yells,‘ What are you doing to stand up for President Trump, ’” Wootson wrote.
Pictured was Perdue standing in front of a bus that featured the slogan “Win Georgia, Save America.” Ossoff picked up Wootson’s tweet and tried to frame Perdue’s face.
“Which, @ perduesenate Did @realDonaldTrump lose the election?” Ossoff asked.
Margins in Georgia are likely to be tight, and dissatisfied Trump voters who are dissatisfied with Republican efforts to keep the president in office may prove crucial. Loeffler, who is facing Democratic Reverael Warnock, may face the same problem.
Several high-ranking Republicans accepted Biden’s victory and called on Trump to let go, but the president’s campaign still challenges the results. The recount begins in Georgia on Tuesday. Votes there are counted for the third time, although he thinks it is very unlikely to change the result Politico.
A Reuters / Ipsos poll on Nov. 18 highlighted Perdue and Loeffler’s difficulties. 52 percent of Republicans surveyed said Trump “rightly won” the election, while 68 percent worried about “fraud” in the election.
While some Republicans are already going beyond Trump and trying to get a majority in the Senate to better manage the Biden administration, the president continues to insist the election has been stolen from him, Perdue and Loeffler are in a potentially tricky position.