"Kelly Loeffler's campaign said Saturday she is self-isolating after she tested positive for the coronavirus and later received an inconclusive result". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discussed the Senate races in Georgia and said that if Republicans hold the Senate, he will be Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and if Democrats win both the Georgia races and take the Senate, Sen. David Perdue, who also faces a January 5 runoff. "She will continue to confer with medical experts", said Loeffler campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson. That has Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler threading the needle on the campaign trail, calling themselves a last bastion against Democratic priorities without explicitly admitting Trump lost the November 3 election.
In twin statements, Perdue and Loeffler said they supported Trump's recount demands.
Graham agreed that he was frugal during a Monday night appearance on Fox News' Hannity, with Gowdy, a former GOP congressman from SC, filling in as host. Joni Ernst in Griffin, south of Atlanta.
At that event, when questioned by a bystander, Perdue backed up his previous call for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign over claims by Perdue and Loeffler that Raffensperger mishandled the presidential election in the state.
She said, "People say, 'Well, the Democrats didn't turn out.' No, we did". We're doing a lot. Every legal vote should be counted for Donald Trump.
"Having done a Christmas gift exchange with you, I can promise you, you are more fiscally conservative than anybody else I know", Gowdy joked while comparing Graham to Sanders.
"Maybe they won't vote that way again if the senators tie themselves too closely to Trump", he said.
Neither Perdue nor Loeffler has detailed what they think Raffensperger did wrong, although they want election officials to re-examine the signatures on envelopes of mailed-in absentee ballots, a move Raffensperger says is pointless because the ballots can not be traced back to envelopes once separated.
Perdue and Ernst are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Cordele, Thomasville and Hahira as part of a Perdue bus tour. "Though Loeffler regularly wears masks, her campaign events have often drawn large crowds where few are wearing masks and socially distancing is impossible".
The Jan. 5 runoffs are critical for each party; while Biden narrowly carried the state, Georgia has not elected a Democratic senator in two decades. "The campaign has notified [Tom] Cotton, [Mike] Pence, [David] Perdue and other officials and staffers she came in contact with about her test results". If we keep control of the Senate, by winning both seats in Georgia, I'm going to be the Budget Chairman.