On Saturday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, to boost support for Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of the important Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections in the state. Eyes are on Georgia as the runoffs will determine who controls the Senate.
The Alabama Republican Party promoted the event in support of the Georgia Republican Party’s candidates. The Republican National Committee hosted the Victory Rally featuring Trump, Perdue, Loeffler, Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald and other Republicans in Georgia.
Trump promised that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon.
“Vaccines are on their way at a level that nobody ever thought possible,” Trump said. “It would’ve [taken] another administration five years. It took us seven months, and they’re starting next week, and we’re gonna start vaccinating. … They’re on their way, the vaccines, and they’re great vaccines, and safe, and brilliant, actually, to think of it, what we’ve done in such a short period of time.”
“I’m the only president ever will never — that got impeached for making a perfect phone call,” Trump said. “But those two were among the best. Senator Perdue is an outsider, a businessman, a great businessman and a true American patriot. You need him fighting for you and your family and your values because the United States Senate cannot be the same without him, so that’s why I’m here.”
Trump continued to repeat his baseless allegations that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election. He did not concede the election. The two Senate seats in Georgia will determine which party controls the Senate in the Biden administration as well as if the Biden administration can pass their legislative agenda and confirm all of his choices to the federal judiciary.
“The Republican Party has conceded that they will not have money that Democrats will have from billionaire hedge funds managers and Silicon Valley Tech Oligarchs,” said Republican insider former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr., a staunch Trump supporter. “However, money alone does not win elections. The radical left tried this tactic in trying to unseat Senate Majority Lead Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. They outspent both Senators by tens of millions of dollars trying to elect two candidates with socialist policies proving they cannot win on money alone. In Georgia, even more radical candidates are trying to unseat Senators Loeffler and Purdue.”
“It is very important that we re-elect Sen. Loeffler and Senator David Perdue so we can keep control of the US Senate,” Hooper stated. “If we don’t, Biden, Schumer and Pelosi will undo all the great Legislation and policies President Trump has implemented. As Kelly has said this election in Georgia is about continuing the Free Enterprise System or turning it over to the Biden/Schumer/ Pelosi Socialist System.”
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, there is a risk to attend political rallies like this.
The RNC even included an acknowledgment for persons signing up for the event that read: “By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the Republican National Committee; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.”
The Georgia runoff election is Jan. 5.