Top Trump official admits to giving up on “control” of the outbreak as cases rise in Georgia and hundreds of thousands remain out of work thanks to pandemic
ATLANTA — Unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler and self-proclaimed top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins have spent the past few weeks trying “to one-up the other and showcase their loyalty” to the White House.
That’s right: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (whom Loeffler has personally praised for his “leadership” in the administration) openly admitted yesterday that the White House has given up on controlling a pandemic that continues to surge in Georgia and across the country.
Meadows’ comments also come after Senate Republicans have stalled coronavirus relief in favor of rushing forward with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who has a long track record as a “vocal opponent” of the health care law — and the strong support of both Loeffler and Collins.
Instead of working to pass needed coronavirus relief, Loeffler has voted to allow the Trump administration to continue backing the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the law in the middle of a pandemic. Collins, meanwhile, has voted multiple times in Congress already to gut the law and its critical protections even before the GOP’s reckless lawsuit.
“Once again, Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are making it clear that their loyalties lie with the White House — not with everyday Georgians,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With the Trump administration giving up on taking ‘control’ of the pandemic and Senate Republicans stalling additional coronavirus relief, it’s clear that the GOP’s pandemic response that Loeffler and Collins support is to simply throw in the towel even as cases reach record highs across the country.”