Private remarks show Republicans face “rising angst” against “energized and emboldened” Democrats in both runoffs
ATLANTA — New reporting on a leaked call featuring both Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler alongside top Republican officials revealed that the GOP is “increasingly alarmed about the party’s ability to stave off Democratic challengers in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections” while privately calling President Donald Trump “a political burden” and “likely loser.”
The remarks come despite Loeffler’s desperate attempts to ally herself with Trump “100%” — including on issues like Trump’s call to “terminate” the health care law through a GOP-backed lawsuit before the Supreme Court. And Perdue’s comments come after weeks of dodging local press on his increasingly competitive race and refusing to debate his opponent Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff after Ossoff hammered Perdue for his failed leadership during this pandemic in their last debate.
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