SHOT: While campaigning yesterday in Columbus, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler claimed that she’s “been working hard throughout this break in August” after she and her Senate Republican colleagues left town earlier this month after failing to pass needed coronavirus relief.
WTVM’s Ben Stanfield: “I pressed the Senator this morning on stimulus checks. Congress continued to discuss a second wave of checks to be sent to Americans, but partisan politics got in the way. Here’s the Senator’s remarks on stimulus checks for Americans.”
Sen. Loeffler: “We’ve been working hard throughout this break in August.”
CHASER: The reality? Senate Republicans left town for a month-long break without passing additional coronavirus relief, and have refused to seriously negotiate with Democrats on additional aid throughout this recess. While Loeffler enjoys her time off and focuses on rescuing her flailing campaign, hundreds of thousands of Georgians remain unemployed and the state still ranks last in economic recovery, but Loeffler has insisted she’s “not seeing a big need to extend the federal unemployment insurance” while praising President Donald Trump’s executive order stunt that reduced federal expanded unemployment benefits and could leave out-of-work Georgians with “only a three-week boost” — and “will take at least three or four weeks” to set up in Georgia.
“With hundreds of thousands of Georgians unemployed and struggling to pay the bills, Senator Kelly Loeffler insists she’s ‘been working hard’ while spending her break campaigning,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than ‘working hard,’ Loeffler has been fixated on her destructive intraparty fight against Congressman Doug Collins as each of them focus on scoring points with the White House instead of helping Georgians.”