Loeffler “Leaves Open the Option” of Challenging Election Results, Dodges Questions in Rare Media Availability - Warnock for Georgia

Loeffler “Leaves Open the Option” of Challenging Election Results, Dodges Questions in Rare Media Availability

“Asked multiple times…” Loeffler “deflected or ignored several direct questions”

Atlanta, GA – Unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler is still refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election, and in a rare media availability yesterday, she left “open the option” of objecting to the results when Congress is due to certify them next month. Loeffler’s attacks on the election have continued despite Georgia officials certifying the results and even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulating Biden.
 
Since the election, Loeffler has promoted “conspiracy theories,” called on Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State to resign without evidence of wrongdoing, and has even been “complicit in potential violence” against election workers. Her repeated refusal to acknowledge the results of the Georgia election made headlines after the nationally televised debate. 

Reverend Raphael Warnock once again yesterday called on Loeffler to recognize the election results, saying “it’s disrespectful to Georgia voters to say anything else.”
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Loeffler won’t say whether she’ll formally challenge Biden’s win in Senate
Greg Bluestein
December 17, 2020

Key excerpts below. Read the full story here.

  • U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler won’t say whether she’ll formally challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Congress convenes a day after twin Jan. 5 Georgia runoffs to decide control of the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. David Perdue won’t have a say even if he wins another term.
  • The two Republicans have refused to acknowledge Biden’s victory and echoed President Donald Trump’s false assertions of widespread voter fraud. They’re under pressure not to alienate the president – and his loyal base – ahead of the high-stakes election.
  • Asked multiple times whether she conceded Trump’s defeat after the Electoral College confirmed Biden’s victory, Loeffler repeated that the president “has a right to every legal recourse and that’s what’s playing out right now.”
  • Courts at every level have rejected challenges from Trump and his allies, including a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week to toss a lawsuit brought by Texas to throw out the election results in Georgia and other battleground states.

CNN: Loeffler leaves open the option of objecting to the Electoral College results
Ryan Nobles
December 16, 2020

Key excerpts below. Read the full story here.

  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Georgia Republican who is up for reelection in a heated runoff race set for January 5, left open the possibility Wednesday that she may object to the Electoral College results of Joe Biden’s victory when the matter is brought before the US Congress next month.
  • Loeffler, who is being challenged by the Rev. Raphael Warnock, also refused to call Biden the President-elect during a short news conference after she cast her ballot Wednesday morning for the Georgia races. She deflected or ignored several direct questions about the results of the presidential election, claiming she was focusing all of her energy on the January 5 runoff.
  • Warnock quickly pounced on Loeffler’s comments Wednesday, accusing her of disrespecting voters in Georgia.
  • “After refusing for weeks to acknowledge the basic fact that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election, Kelly Loeffler is now leaving the door open to challenging those results in Congress,” Warnock said in a statement. “That’s reckless and disrespectful of Georgia voters.”

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