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Republican Senators in Georgia, where runoff elections in January will determine who controls the Senate, expressed their growing concern that they will be defeated on January 5 and described President Trump as a political liability, according to details of a private conference call leaked to The Washington Post.
The report reveals conversations between Republican senators, Republican strategist Karl Rove, and party donors about the strategy for defeating Democrat challengers early next year, citing an anonymous source with knowledge of what was said.
Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffle suggested that despite Trump’s continued refusal to accept defeat in this month’s presidential election, the January runoff elections would take place with President-elect Joe Biden on his way to the White House, according to The Washington Post.
Perdue, who is being challenged by Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff, said maximizing Republican turnout would be particularly hard “this year, given that President Trump, it looks like now, may not be able to hold out.”
However, Perdue said they may be better poised to hold the seats due to the absence of the “anti-Trump” that was present in the presidential election.
“I’m talking about people that may have voted for Biden but now may …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics