Kelly’s Questions: Loeffler Refusing to Answer Key Questions on Her Party’s Dangerous Agenda

January 10, 2020

Loeffler silent on critical questions about Senate GOP’s reckless and unpopular agenda in Washington that she “100%” supports

Atlanta — Following “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler’s swearing-in this week after purchasing a temporary Senate appointment as part of her $20 million backroom deal with Governor Brian Kemp, she’s still leaving lots of questions unanswered about where she stands on critical issues affecting Georgia families and the harmful agenda in Washington that she’s aligned herself with.

The Democratic Party of Georgia is highlighting key questions that Loeffler has not answered about the Senate Republican agenda she’s already pledged her loyalty to — questions Georgia voters deserve answers to.

  1. Why does Loeffler support Senate Republicans’ efforts to gut coverage protections for over 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions and does she agree with Senator David Perdue that “of course” she’ll stand by Republican’s reckless anti-health care lawsuit that would undo federal health care protections and take away coverage for 21 million Americans?
  2. Will Loeffler continue to stand behind Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he blocks bipartisan legislation that would bring down skyrocketing drug costs for Georgia families, even as new reports show pharmaceutical companies are continuing to jack up prices for lifesaving drugs?
  3. Does Loeffler agree with Senator David Perdue that she would “absolutely not” support greater middle-class tax relief if it meant delaying corporate tax breaks, even though the GOP gave big corporations a deficit-busting $1 trillion tax handout?
  4. Will Loeffler stand with Perdue and try to put earned benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block, after her party voted to add nearly $2 trillion to the national debt in their tax giveaway to giant corporations and ultra-wealthy donors like herself?
  5. What will Loeffler do to prevent her “minefield” of potential conflicts of interest from affecting her own business interests, especially now that she serves on the Senate committee in charge of overseeing the regulator of her husband’s firm?

Loeffler has spent her short time in the Senate and on the campaign trail promising to be “100% supportive” of the president’s reckless agenda. She even met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before she met with everyday Georgians, promising to “[work] in tandem to advance legislation” with the toxic Senate Republican leader championing the GOP’s dangerous policies. Now, it’s time for her to actually answer questions about the reckless and unpopular agenda she’s signed on to for Georgians who never had a say in her appointment.

“Georgia families deserve answers about the reckless agenda Kelly Loeffler has pledged her ‘100%’ support for after buying herself a temporary Senate appointment,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of being an independent voice for Georgians, Senator Loeffler is already set to be a rubber stamp for Republicans in Washington and their dangerous plans that would devastate hardworking families. Georgia voters deserve to hear Kelly Loeffler explain her and her party’s reckless positions on these critical issues.”

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