Loeffler denounced unemployment insurance as “government dependency” and supported McConnell’s efforts to stall relief for months even as her own family took “millions” in taxpayer help
ATLANTA — Today, after unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler “has taken no steps in recent months” on aid and followed Mitch McConnell’s lead to stall critical relief, Loeffler is now trying to claim credit for a half-measure coronavirus aid package that falls short of what Georgians need at a time when she’s out on the campaign trail — not working for them in Washington.
For months, Loeffler has marched in lockstep with Mitch McConnell to stall coronavirus relief while railing against desperately needed aid like an expansion of unemployment insurance. She infamously claimed she was “not seeing a big need” to extend now-expired emergency unemployment benefits, which she also attacked as “government dependency.”
But at the same time that Loeffler has seen no rush on relief, her and her husband’s firm ICE “has sought to profit off the pandemic’s impact on the housing market and the mortgage industry.” And her own family has taken “millions in subsidies” — including from CARES Act funds — while Loeffler herself has fought against expanded unemployment relief as “dependency” in the Senate.
“Senator Kelly Loeffler has been focused on herself from Day 1, and her attempts to take credit for a relief package she did nothing to secure fits a long pattern of double-talk when it comes to looking out for Georgians,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Let’s be clear: while this inadequate package was negotiated, Loeffler was out on the campaign trail, once again focusing on her political career instead of the needs of Georgia families.”