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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KOMO
"So go home. We love you. You're very special. But the White House released a very different message. The demonstrators who infiltrated the capital have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction. You do not represent our country and to those who broke the law you will pay it came is Democrats called on vice President Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president by a vote of his Cabinet because he is mentally unfit and by inciting sedition, as he did yesterday. He must be removed from office. While it's only 13 days left. Any day could be a horror show for a miracle That doesn't happen. Democrats say he should be impeached and option Some Republicans in Congress are privately discussing as well, according to multiple Republican sources. Members of the president's Cabinet have had detailed conversations about the 25th amendment, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Although it is considered unlikely to happen. Former Chief of staff John Kelly said he would vote to remove his old boss, the Cabinet shouldn't In in in discusses. What happened on Capitol Hill is a direct result of his poisoning the minds of people with lies and frauds. Former members of the Trump administration placed blame squarely on President Trump former Attorney General Bill Bar, a staunch trump loyalist before he left office two weeks ago. Said quote orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable. The president's conduct yesterday was a betrayal of his office and his supporters and scathing words from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who said after Joe Biden is inaugurated on January, 20th quote. Mr Trump will deservedly be a man without a country. There's also been a reckoning among Trump loyalists in Congress. Outgoing Senator Kelly Leffler had planned to object to Biden's electoral votes, but changed her mind after the Capitol riot. There could be no disagreement that upholding democracy is the only path to preserving our republic. I yield the floor..
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WNBA players celebrate Warnock's projected win over Loeffler
"Right. Before the insurrection at the capital there was two senate runoff elections that the country had their is on in one of them. The reverend raphael warnock defeated the incumbent. Appointed senator kelly leffler in georgia. Kelly leffler for about ten years has been a partial owner of the atlanta dream of the wnba. She's now the majority owner but she's been around the team for now ten or eleven years and you may have heard her own players and much of the wnba is diametrically opposed to everything that leffler stands force. It was a very interesting situation to see everything develop earlier this week. And then how it works in the team dynamic for more on that. Let's welcome and renee. Montgomery actually a guard for the atlanta dream. She joins us this morning. She's actually rejoining us this morning a second time. She's been on with this. Good morning to you so i guess the first thing i gotta ask you is being a member of the team and understanding everything. That's going on on the floor in off the floor. What's the reaction of you and your teammates to misled losing this election. So i'm just gonna speak for myself and the reaction is. It's not even just her losing. Its rafael worn off. One and i wanna make sure that the messaging stays clear because there's some things that happened on january six is trying to take away from the fact that a black man is going to send it a jewish man from georgia's going to send it and we won the presidential race so i would say for me. It's a sweep. it's a three no sleep. So the the the feeling is happy. Rene speaking of january six. What are your thoughts on everything that occurred that day. Yeah you know. It's kinda like we all felt something was gonna happen. I was worried after november. Third ominously like when when the number started tied and we could see that joe biden. Really my win this thing you know. We all started to get a little nervous even here in georgia the aquarium shutdown coach color. They all boarded up their their buildings because we were all expecting some type of reaction and not a good one so then to see what happened on january six and see the lack of policing that was there it was it was disappointing and most call a spade a spade. It was terrorism. Domestic terrorism is the term that we should use for that renee montgomery innately. Sorry thanksgiving i was going to say what is say about the platform that the wnba has like you guys like even a month before. Colin kaepernick took a knee in two thousand sixteen. The wnba pre-game conference about police brutality. You guys were black. Lives matters t shirts before it was even a thing. Guys always been the leader at the forefront say about the platform that you guys have in the work that you guys have been doing you know. I hope people start to licking because a lot of brands. A lot of sponsors. They don't see the value in in women would say 'cause you know. I think i saw a tweet. From china robinson that said of sponsorship for women athletics how chow especially now knowing the impact that a women's league not just so a player but a whole week and have i don't understand why there's no interest but i do hope that just seeing how things transpired and how everyone to see what's going on. I hope that there is some value added to women now. Renee montgomery of the atlanta dream is joining us. This morning on keyshawn jay williams zubin were presented by progressive. Insurance and rene is with us on the goodyear hotline to robinson by the way. Espn women's college basketball analyst shaina. Yes shoutout. I want to ask you this because people may not want to go back to leffler because i think this is just so fascinating with how clear she's been in how clear you guys have been She used to be for people. That aren't aware that maybe don't follow the dream on everyday basis. She used to be a constant present. at games. a practice you'd be a team functions. He was always be sitting in the front row. She was very active owner. Obviously things have changed when she went to the senate got other responsibilities. I just wonder what your relationship is with her. The team's relationship with her you know even before the senator race i would just fear before the games. We've been to her house. Where team function. But i mean any of the players know you're not usually best friends with owner in general you know you typically would talk more to your g Even when it comes to contracts and stuff so we did see her there and we would wait and she was you know. I know that she released herself. From you. know day to day duties as she became a senator but she was president and the wnba. I know probably the letter was her trying to distance herself. Thing is how she's republican and the wnba. Is you know highly majority. Lgbt in black and brown community. So i can understand why she's trying to distance ourselves but it wasn't the case beforehand. Rene we're kind of personal discussions if any at all have you had. We'll often about social justice nine. I'm you know this was a typical owner-player relationship. So you know. I never talked to my minnesota on her about social justice. And i know that this time is is different but by the time that all of these things try Started to unfold. You know it was already. She was already too far. gone by. then how do you feel now that everything is transpired and she still co owner of the team for me and this is gonna be unpopular to say but for me. I'm sure she's not the only owner. That probably feels the way she feels. And so i hope that the wnba and hope that you know even her you know i. I've already posed the question. I don't know why he would want to own a wnba team. If you have to write a letter to the commissioner opposing. Everything that that team is standing for you know. Our team is the atlanta dream. And i don't know if people know that's from martin. Luther king's dream speech. That's how we got our name so if you oppose everything that we fundamentally stand for. I don't see how you can build a relationship there. I don't know why you'd want to be there
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KQED Radio
"There are those that continue to stick with President Trump Banking on him remain leader in the Republican Party. Are they jockeying? Well, let's the question certainly that they would have to answer, but obviously they do see some value and having the support of president and his supporters, But we also have people. Like Senator Kelly Leffler ran and lost for Senate in Georgia. She came out after the violence yesterday and said that she is not going to oppose the certification of the electoral votes. So as more daylight is put on the reality of the danger of the actions of this president. Will. Republicans will understand that that's not where this party needs to go. And that is not being Pollyannish about it That is being actual. The people we saw are not representative of the party. We had more than 70 Million Republicans come out and vote. For the Republican ticket and their voices are we're not reflected in Washington yesterday, and I think it's important to keep that in mind that what we saw was not the Republican Party. That was a small faction of angry far right supporters, and it's not reflective of the party as a whole. Perhaps a small faction fraction. But do you think that there's a third way then we've heard quite a few people float this idea of going beyond a two party system. Is that something that we can seriously consider the idea that perhaps More moderate or pro Trump supporters actually create another party. I could see Tanya truthfully, if if Trump decides he wants to continue to be involved in politics and wants to raise money and have extra grinds against people that have stood up to him. It's not out of the question or realm of possibility for a Trump party. To form or some version of that, But I've been a Republican long enough and I have enough trust in our party that it will survive this and there have been tough times and we will have an autopsy after this election and look at action items that need to be done and learned from this and grow from this. But But as I said, this party was strong before Donald Trump came and I believe took over this party and it will be strong when he leaves. There is a lot to consider and continue to examine. And the days, weeks and months and years ahead will be talking about this moment in history for quite some time. That's Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator and former communications director for Ted Cruz is presidential campaign As always, Alice, Thank you so much. Telling.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Now from ABC from ABC News. I'm Sherry Preston stepping up the call for the 25th amendment to be invoked by the vice president and the Cabinet so President Trump could be removed from office following Wednesday's violent uprising by his supporters. Former Republican Congressman Barbara Comstock people very concerned just about the mental state of the president. And I think you are here. I certainly have heard the words 25th amendment mentioned by members. I certainly think it should be invoked. NBC's Andrea Fujii has more from Washington. The discussions coming after pro Trump rioters broke through police barriers, taking over both the House and Senate Chambers ABC News also learning that President Trump resisted efforts to call in the National Guard sources saying it wasn't until White House officials intervene for quote The sake of the country that the president finally relented. One woman was killed by police. Dozens of people were arrested bombs and a long gun were found in the U. S. Capitol in ABC News chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas says somewhere not surprised the violence in the nation's capital unprecedented but the president himself had been encouraging the crowds to come. Four weeks and watched our groups had been concerned flagging online chatter calling for violence shortly after the capital was secure, Congress declared Joe Biden, the official winner of the 2020 presidential race, with senators from only two states objecting. Georgia was not one of them. On Monday, Georgia's Senator Kelly Leffler, stood on a stage and told the president in January, 6th will object to the electoral college. But after capital violence forced.
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Alert Back to business. Timely. Scylla. Sarah. After approach Trump protesters stormed the U. S Capitol and enter the chambers of the House and Senate, forcing lawmakers to evacuate. Congress has resumed the process of certifying the presidential election. Fox is Jill NATO Live in D. C. After being forced in the lockdowns dealing with protests, tear gas and broken glass. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill got back to work to certify the results of the Electoral College and named Joe Biden is president. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy says the demonstrations produced the saddest day he's seen in Congress, violence, destruction and chaos We saw earlier was unacceptable. I'm Democratic and in America. Several Republicans have planned on objecting to the electoral College. But many of them like Senator Kelly Leffler are saying the violence has changed their opinion and are going to support the results. Lisa Jail. President Trump posted a video on Twitter where he told protesters to go home. But he continued to push debunked claims of voter fraud. Don't want anybody hurt. It's a very tough period of time. Has never been a time like this. Where Such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us from me from you from our country. The video has since been taken down by Twitter and other social media outlets, and the president's Twitter account has been suspended over what Twitter said or violations of its civic integrity policy. The first lady's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, has announced she stepping down should be issued a statement saying it was an honor to serve the country. She had been on the president's team since 2015 and briefly served as White House press secretary following the departure of Sarah Sanders, even though her resignation came following the breach of the U. S. Kocsis. Colonel.
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Thousands of Trump supporters. They're rallying in Washington. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. We're here to stand and hold the line for Americans were here It is down to say we're not gonna take this. He can't stand to see a trump to feed and neither can the president will address that big rally. In a few moments, two hours before Congress is set to certify Joe Biden's victory, Senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pearson just told the crowd if they think For a second that they're going to get away with it today. They got another thing coming out of the Capitol, where Fox's Jared Halpern is live. The quadrennial counting of the Electoral College is usually a largely ceremonial affair. A joint session of Congress lasting less than an hour, but lawmakers are expected to debate and vote perhaps late into the evening. With dozens of Republicans raising objections to states one by President elected Joe Biden. It takes just one Senator Allman representative to jointly object to a state, forcing the House and Senate the break up the joint session and debate for up to two hours before voting on whether or not to accept the challenge state's electors. About two dozen Senate Republicans have indicated they would vote. Confirm the president elects Count Dave Jared's, The Democrats have more than enough votes to defeat the effort to block they say there was no widespread fraud. Legal challenges failed, Senator Bernie Sanders told MSNBC. When you're talking about is tyranny, you're talking about authoritarianism. The president just tweeted. Georgia had a raid Senate election hours after Democrat Jon Ossoff's declared victory Thank you for the confidence and trust You have placed in me. He has a 17,000 vote lead over. Republican David Perdue was not conceded. Fox already projected. Raphael Warnock, the winner of the other Georgia race on the seating, GOP Senator Kelly Leffler and Ausaf says, I will work in the U. S Senate.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KOMO
"On I 90 close that Snoqualmie pass for avalanche control was bound traffic is getting through. The chains are required. Our next Cuomo traffic out 5 24 and we are dealing with a winter storm warning until about 10 o'clock this morning above 3000 ft. Heavy snow and those areas Additional accumulations of 3 to 5 inches here in the city. We're looking at a chance of showers on and off today with a high of 50. Partly sunny tomorrow. Tomorrow's the Dry day and then rain returns Friday Saturday right now looks to be partly sunny and then a few showers on Sunday. It's just cloudy in downtown Seattle right now in 44. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7, It is 5 16 right now, and you've made it to Wednesday morning, Greg, her shoulders Manda factor here with the comb. Oh, morning News, Along with Frank Lindsay at the editor's desk. Democrats are one step closer to taking control of the U. S. Senate. I am going to the Senate. Work for all of Georgia. But the election of a black man to statewide office in the South is also an emotional and a historic moment. Black Americans have rarely won these kind of elections and now ABC News is projecting that Reverend Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at one of America's most historic black churches, will win one of Georgia's two Senate seats. Senator he is projected to defeat Senator Kelly Leffler, a strong supporter of the president is still not conceding this morning. In.
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Bay. Thank you. You have a great day, You two. It's 7 17 on and Tampa Bay and let's check in now with our Max defender. Eight whether teams Li span in Lee, we're starting the day off cold, but, well, we ended on a hot note. You know, it's actually gonna be a pleasant note. So yes, this morning breath Floridians. They just called You need that your big coat your boots all those things. But today is going to actually end up being exactly like yesterday, which, if you were out yesterday afternoon, there was a cool breeze. But it was really still comfortable, especially in the sunshine. So upper sixties today in low seventies tomorrow That's the warmest day of the week. Tomorrow, Another cold front going to get us a chilly air coming back for Friday in the weekend sweatshirt is already on ready to go for the weekend. Same once the only one. I have least band. Thank you. Katie and Natalie will give us their stories coming up. I know they were telling me what days it is. It's national Cuddle Day. Um it's national. What? We'll go over some of them in a bit. I know Natalie has one that I totally agree with that. We should all be listening to will give you those just ahead on and Tampa Bay after we hear what's making news now with Chris Trackman. Democrat Raphael Warnock is projected as the winner in one of two Georgia Senate runoff elections war not defeated Republican Senator Kelly Leffler by about 50,000 votes so far. George's other race between Democrat Jon Ossoff's and Republican Senator David Perdue is still too close to call but also its leading by about 1% out of 4.4 million votes cast. Police in Washington, D C have arrested six people, including the head of the proud boys ahead of today's pro trump rallies. Protesters have gathered to support President Trump, who refuses to concede his laws to President elect Joe Biden. Rallies are planned.
The Boxer Show
Democrats pick up at least one Senate seat with Warnock's historic victory
"ABC News rejects Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock will defeat Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Leffler and one of George's to Senate runoff elections. In a victory speech, Warnock acknowledged his historic role as Georgia's first black elected senator. The improbable journey that led me to this place in this historic moment in America. Could only happen here. But his opponent, a staunch ally of President Trump, not giving in. We have a path to victory, and we're staying on it. I thea other race between Democrat Jon Ossoff's and Republican David Perdue remains too close to call separated by just a couple 1000 votes. Democrats need to win both seats to
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Janine Herbst. Democrats are one step closer to controlling the U. S. Senate After winning one of two Georgia Senate races. The AP is calling the race for Democrat Raphael Warnock over Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. Any Emily heard from member station WSB in Atlanta has more Republican Senator Kelly Leffler did not concede when she took the stage after midnight at her watch party. We have some work to do here. This is a game of inches. We're gonna win this election. Leffler, a wealthy businesswoman, was appointed to the Senate about a year ago and campaigned as a conservative outsider tied closely to the president. Later that our Raphael Warnock spoke the live stream and declared victory. We prove that with hope Hard work. And the people by our side. Anything. Is possible. Warnock is also a political newcomer and the pastor of Martin Luther King Jr is home church. He will be Georgia's first senator of color for NPR news. I'm Emma hurt in Atlanta. Meanwhile, in the other Georgia Senate race Democrat John Awesome has a slight lead against Republican Senator David Perdue. But the runoff is still too close to call. California's Parana virus surge continues to worsen overwhelming funeral homes and hospitals in southern California and creating a shortage of oxygen as Kevin and stark from member station KQED reports. Over. 19 has now claimed more than 27,000 lives in the state. The total number of Californians who have tested positive for the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic is nearing 2.5 million. San Francisco mayor London Breed said officials across the state are trying to determine if holiday gatherings seated yet another surge. We have really challenging days in front of us. Our daily average case race remains alarming. We've never had so many people in the hospital with covert at one time working through a backlog of tests conducted over the holiday, California reported another new daily case record on Monday. State is averaging more than 35,000 cases. Covert 19 per day for NPR News. I'm Kevin Starke in San Francisco. Trump administration is holding the first ever oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge today taken Hamlin with Alaska public media were reports. The last minute sale is a controversial milestone in a 40 year battle over whether to drill in the refuge. The land is home to caribou, polar bears and other wildlife and also potentially a lot of oil, But analysts expect limited interest in the least sale. Environmental groups have already filed multiple lawsuits trying to block drilling. President elect Joe Biden has said Hill try to stop it as well. You can handle in reporting world financial markets. Asian markets were mixed by the clothes, The Nikkei down 3/10 of a percent. The hang sang up 1/10 of a percent. U. S futures contracts trading a mixed territory. Listening to NPR news. And this is W N Y. C in New York, four minutes after six o'clock. Good morning. I'm David. First mostly sunny skies expected today, a high of 41. With distribution of the new covert vaccines and still proceeding slowly. Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo was our sparring over who should be at the front of the line. WN Y sees Fred mogul reports. DiBlasio wants to expand eligibility from only Group one a health care workers and those who live or work in long term residential settings to include group one be essential workers and the elderly. He says 30% or more of health care workers so far, our vaccine hesitant. And if say, you have vaccines for 1000 people and three or 400 of them are not your baby vaccinated. I don't need 1000 doses for that group. I need to finish that group and go the next group. Almost is that's premature because hospitals have only injected half their vaccine allotment. So far, several hospital leaders contacted by W. N Y. C. Say they're confident they can persuade most holdouts to get vaccinated, but that it could be a long and slow process. Concerns are growing about covert spreading and city jails again like it did last spring, when about a dozen correction officers and detainees died. W one Way sees Beth Fertig reports These congregate settings have different rules than others. And nursing homes. Staffers and residents are getting vaccines now. But in jails so far, only health care workers. Robert Cohn, a doctor and member of the city's board of Correction worries the virus will spread in Rikers because staffers aren't tested enough. The staff goes in and out in a nursing home staff. Are tested multiple times each week, the Department of Corrections says. Staff members are screened for symptoms each day, and tests are provided for those who are symptomatic or who were exposed to the virus. The jail population is now about 5000, including 48 patients who are currently infected with the coronavirus. Some Democratic lawmakers in New York are repeating calls for Governor Cuomo to raise taxes on the wealthy. They say it's a necessary measure to prevent funding cuts and layoffs in the face of the state's $14.5 billion budget deficit. State Senator Robert Jackson addressed a rally outside Cuomo's Manhattan office yesterday. He says the pandemic has made state funding for social services more critical than ever. Down is not the time fortune austerity. You know what I started means, right? Hold back and not give you anything it does will be one way. Cuomo has long resisted the.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"For Democrats in Georgia Han Dave Anthony Fox News, Raphael Warnock is projected to unseat Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. Those she has not conceded. We proved that with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible. Warnock has a more than 1% lead. With most of the votes counted, the other Senate races closer. Look at. John also has a 16,000 vote lead over Republican David Perdue to produce campaign vowing a legal fight should the race be called for us off a statement from his campaign overnight, saying, We will mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal resource to ensure all legally cast ballots or properly counted boxes. Charles Watson in Atlanta If Democrats win both seats, they'll take control of the Senate today in Congress. The certification President elect Biden's electoral college victory more than 100 Buck Publicans plan to object, including Senator Ted Cruz. I think we have an obligation to the constitution to defend the rule of law. But Democrats have enough votes to certify President Trump will join a protest rally in Washington is urging vice president Pence who presides over the certification to help tweeting If Vice President Mike Pence comes through force. We will win the presidency, but The New York Times reports today. That tense told the president he did not have the power to block congressional certification to which the president put out a statement saying this fake news. He never said that the vice president and I are in total agreement that the vice president has the power. Fox's Griff Jenkins in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests after prosecutors decided not to charge the white officer who shot and wounded Jacob like a black man in August in an altercation stemming from a domestic dispute. And more. Records of the coronavirus surged. Nearly 3800 deaths reported yesterday in the U. S. 131,000.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KTOK
"Georgia. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. Raphael Warnock is projected to unseat Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. Those she has not conceded. We prove that with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible. Warnock has a more than 1% lead. With most of the votes counted. The other Senate races. Closer. Democrat John Assad has a 16. 1000 vote lead over Republican David Perdue to produce campaign vowing a legal fight should the race be called for us off a statement from his campaign overnight, saying, We will mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal resource to ensure all legally cast ballots or properly counted boxes. Charles Watson in Atlanta If Democrats win both seats, they'll take control of the Senate today in Congress. The certification of President elect Biden's electoral College victory more than 100 Buck Publicans plan to have Object, including Senator Ted Cruz. I think we have an obligation to the constitution to defend the rule of law. But Democrats have enough votes to certify President Trump will join a protest rally in Washington is urging vice president Pence who presides over the certification to help tweeting it. Vice President Mike Pence comes through force. We will win the presidency, but The New York Times reports today. That tense told the president he did not have the power to block congressional certification to which the president put out a statement saying this fake news. He never said that the vice president and I are in total agreement that the vice president has the power. Fox's Griff Jenkins in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests.
Congress certifies Electoral College votes
"Rafael wore not as defeated incumbent. Republican senator kelly leffler in georgia according to associated press projections. He became the first black man as a georgia. Us senator and the first democrat to the senate from georgia in twenty years. So i come before you tonight is a man knows that the improbable journey. That led me to this place in this historic moment in america could only happened here. We were told that we couldn't win this election. But tonight we grew that with whole hard work and the people by our side anything is possible in the other runoff. It's too close to call as of early wednesday morning but democratic challenger jon ossoff who was trailing much of the night has now surged ahead of republican incumbent. Senator david perdue by more than eighty five hundred votes. Thanks to batches of votes from democrat heavy. Dekalb county and most uncounted votes remain in democratic strongholds in the metro atlanta area. If all solve also wins there would be a fifty fifty split of republicans and democrats in the senate that would effectively give democrats control of the senate. Democratic vice president elect comma. Harris would break the tie. Democrats would then control the white house the house and the senate in the upcoming year.
Atlanta church leader Raphael Warnock wins Senate seat for Democrats
"The Georgia Senate runoff election and Atlanta church leaders being projected as the winner of a hotly contested Senate runoff election in Georgia. Raphael Warnock is the reverend of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr once pastored. He beat out Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. He had this to say last night whether you voted for me. We're not No. This I hear you. I see you and every day I'm in the United States. I will fight for you. The 51 year Old Warner graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in psychology in 1991 and went on to her in a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He's never held public office and would be Georgia's first black senator in Washington. Still up in the air is the race between Democrat John also and Republican David Perdue. The two runoff races in Georgia gained national attention because their outcomes Determine which party controls sent by marking it, Dear. We
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Feet. Incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Leffler in one of two Georgia's Senate runoff elections, the 98% of the vote counted. Warnock leads Leffler by more than 35,000 votes in earlier posted a video on social media. Let us rise up, greet the morning and meet the challenges of this moment. Together, we can do the necessary work. And when the future for all of our Children earlier, Senator Leffler had told supporters, she still had a path to victory or not becomes the first black senator in Georgia's history. You'll fill the unexpired term of former Senator Johnny Isakson, who retired for health reasons. A year ago, warning would have to stand for re election in 2022. Other Georgia Senate race remains too close to call. Republican incumbent David Perdue, leading Democrat challenger John also off by about 1900 votes with more than 98% of the vote counted both campaigns issuing statements saying they expect to prevail. There are provisional military and some absentee ballots yet to be counted in Washington yesterday, a rally by supporters of the president I believe he was cheated in November is the election. You had hundreds and hundreds of people come from really all over the nation trying to make the point that they're unhappy with the outcome of the election. They don't believe it was fair. They want to put his much pressure as possible on Congress ahead of the certification of the electoral college vote. That's walks is Mike Tobin, who says there were a few arrests when anti Trump protesters clashed with Trump supporters last night. President is expected to speak by videos who a rally of supporters at 11 o'clock this morning and one o'clock this afternoon, the Congress will meet him a joint session to consider the results of the electoral College vote. A group of 12 senators and several members of the House will object to the results from several states and call for an independent review. America is listening to Fox News. From the Fox News Podcasts Network download and listen to the media buzz meter with Howard Kurtz. Sarge was charged with 17 counts of espionage and one of computer misuse over the Wiki leaks publication of those thousands of leaked military and diplomatic documents, his lawyers say. Oh, he's acting as a journalist. I'd like to see that testimony corner never regarded Julian assigned as a journalist. I don't think it takes the precautions that journalists do think he just tries to do damage to.
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Georgia. One Jack Callahan Fox News, The Georgia Senate runoff elections is still undecided. Fox News has yet to call either race. But Democrats Senate candidate Raphael Warnock claims he's 11 of them by the faith that you've shown in me and I promise you this tonight. I am going to the Senate. I work for all of Georgia Warnock in a video statement released on social media, but incumbent Senator Kelly Leffler telling supporters, it is not silver. Yes, this is a game of inches. We're gonna win this election. We're gonna say countries. That's right. Just under 99% of the votes cast. Warnock is leading Senator Leffler by about 35,000 votes. The other race. Incumbent Republican David Perdue has a 1300 vote lead. But the John also off campaign is issued a statement saying the outstanding vote is squarely in parts of the state where Ossoff's performance has been dominant. They expect to win, George's secretary of state quoted saying. It'll be the afternoon before we know where things stand. The presidential election should come to an end on Wednesday when Congress meets in a joint session to certify the results of the electoral college vote. Electoral votes we brought to the House chamber and mahogany boxes. Vice president will read aloud the votes from each state in alphabetical order, but the process is not expected to go smoothly. It's going to run late into the evening 12 Republican senators say they will challenge Joe Bynes victory in the two months since the presidential election. The courts have rejected any challenges brought by the president's legal team. Fox's Lucas Tomlinson, thousands of people who believe there was election fraud holding a rally into in the Washington.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on KTOK
"Fox News. The Georgia Senate runoff elections still undecided. Fox News has yet to call either race, but Democrats Senate candidate Raphael Warnock claims he's 11 of them. I'm on it by the faith that you've shown in me. And I promise you this tonight I am going to the Senate. Work for all of Georgia Warnock in a video statement released on social media, but incumbent Senator Kelly Leffler telling supporters it is not over yet. This is a game of inches. We're gonna win this election. We're gonna say this country's. That's right. Just under 99% of the votes cast. Warnock is leading Senator Leffler by about 35,000 votes. The other race. Incumbent Republican David Perdue has a 1300 vote lead. But the John also off campaign is issued a statement saying the outstanding vote is squarely in parts of the state where Ossoff's performance has been dominant. They expect to win, George's secretary of state quoted saying. It'll be the afternoon before we know where things stand. The presidential election should come to an end on Wednesday when Congress meets in a joint session to certify the results of the electoral college vote. Electoral votes we brought to the House chamber in mahogany boxes. Vice president will read aloud the votes from each state in alphabetical order, but the process is not expected to go smoothly. It's going to run late into the evening 12 Republican senators say they will challenge Joe Bynes victory in the two months since the presidential election. The courts have rejected any challenges brought by the president's legal team. Fox's Lucas Tomlinson, thousands of people who believe there was election fraud holding a rally into in the Washington Tuesday evening. We must wear.
Biden tells Georgia voters they have the power to decide Senate control
"What happens in in Georgia Georgia will will affect affect the the whole whole country. country. I'm I'm Dave Dave Anthony Anthony Fox Fox News. News. We We need need you you to to vote vote again. again. In In record record numbers. numbers. President President elect elect Biden Biden urging urging people people to to vote. vote. Democrats Democrats change Georgia to Change America Again He's backing Jonas elfin Raphael Warnock. If they win, Democrats will control the Senate so they could will unchecked UN restrained, absolute power over every aspect of your lives. The President Trump Rally Republicans. Last night in Dalton, Georgia to vote for Senator Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. Fox is that Kevin Brown Was there now Live in Atlanta? Yeah. Dave Debbie drove him from Canton, Georgia, to that rally, saying she's voting for producing Leffler because of the president because I believe in Trump and think that everything he's done has been positive for this country, he said. Everything he said he was going to do and I just want to come out and support it. But she is a bit wary that maybe her vote could be discarded or discounted due to what the president told her had happened during the November presidential election. Now Debbie is one of three million Georgians who voted early, but millions more are expected to vote today, Dave Evidence that really the president also again claimed the election was rigged, stolen, but the Supreme Court has let us down. So far. Democrats sight failed legal challenges when he dismisses allegations and they have enough votes to defeat planned Republican objections to the electoral College vote certification
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The Senate so they could will unchecked, unrestrained absolute power over every aspect of your lives. So President Trump Rally Republicans last night in Dalton, Georgia, to vote for Senator Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. Fox is it Kevin Brown? Was there now Live in Atlanta? Dave Debbie drove him from Canton, Georgia, to that rally, saying she's voting for producing Leffler because of the president because I believe in Trump and I think that everything he's done has been positive for this country, he said. Everything he said he was going to do and I just want to come out and support it. But she is a bit wary that maybe her vote could be discarded or discounted due to what the president told her had happened. During the November presidential election. Now Debbie is one of three million Georgians who voted early but millions Maura are expected to vote today. Dave have been at that rally. The president also again claimed the election was rigged, stolen, but the Supreme Court has let us down. So far. Democrats sight failed legal challenges when they dismissed his allegations, and they have enough votes to defeat plan Republican objections to the electoral College vote certification tomorrow. Has been concerned in this recent covered surge. The new vaccines are not going out fast enough and modern and now says it'll boost production from 5 to 600 million doses of its version. As for a timeline, Moderna says it expects about 100 million of them to be available in the U. S. By the end of the first quarter of this year, with 200 million doses total available by the end of the second quarter. Fox's Tony J. Powers, this is the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals in.
America in the Morning
Biden, Trump warn of high stakes of Georgia Senate runoffs
"To the polls in a Senate run off election that will determine control of the United States. Senate correspondent Clayton Nevil reports. Both the president and president elect campaigned in the peach state to help get out the vote. Ah lot of steak in today's Senate runoff in Georgia incumbent Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue respectively, facing Reverend Raphael Warnock in Jonah's self If Democrats win both run offs. They get 50 seats overall in the Senate and the majority on January 20th with Vice President elect Kamila Harris, breaking a 50 50 tie. If Republicans win either seat, they'll hold the Senate majority in a final campaign. Push us off energized the crowd at a drive up rally in Atlanta, Atlanta say with me against a vote, say vote Say vote minutes later, President elect Joe Biden took the stage, not hyperbole. You can change America. He ripped on Republicans response to the Corona virus pandemic, including that of President Trump president spends more time whining and complaining and doing something about the problem. I don't know why I still wants the job. You don't want to do the work in a late night rally of his own. The president addressed a crowd of supporters in Dalton, Georgia, who greeted him with chance of fight for truth. Kelly fights for me, David fights for me that I could tell you. He stressed the importance of today's runoff. It's a big Countries, depending on you. The whole world is watching. The president touted the Republican candidates and got shots in at their opponents, but spent most of the night doubling down on unproven claims of election fraud and vowed to keep fighting. You watch what's going to come out. Watch what's going to be revealed with a handful of Republican
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Our country. This is the president and many of his allies continued to contest the 2020 election count. GOP senators Ted Cruz and Josh Ali. We're joined by Georgia's Senator Kelly Leffler, and siding with more than a dozen Republican senators who plan to object to Wednesday's certification. Fox's Kevin Corke. Earlier president elect Biden held a campaign event in Atlanta for the Democrats. Challengers in the race. The power the power is literally in your hands, unlike any time in my career, one state One state can chart the course not just for the next four years. But for that generation, several members of Congress planning to challenge Wednesday's congressional vote to accept the electoral college results. Missouri Senator Josh Holly, I have heard from people like I've never heard before. Over the last month about this election, they have major major concerns about the integrity. Fairness of this election, and they expect me to stand up into Ray's looks. Those concerns and this is the only form I had to do it and send it to Holly says. This is the forum. The Constitution provides the New York Stock Exchange announcing it no longer plans to delist three Chinese telecommunications companies, which the Trump administration has identified as possible national security risks. The exchange says the decision comes after consultation with relevant regulatory authorities. Wall straight starts the year lower the DEL dropping 382 points. NASDAQ Off nearly 190, the S and P 500 closing Monday. 55 points Lower America is listening to Fox News. Chrisman. Cool weather expected tonight We'll see a generally clear sky, losing a lot of the thirties. Mostly cloudy weather moving in for Tuesday highs in the low fifties Wednesday, Partly sunny lows in the low thirties are high back in the upper forties. Meteorologist Mark Thibodeaux from the Weather Channel on 1061 of him talk Next news and 30 minutes. Follow us on social media, go to one of 61 FM talk dot com to connect sharing thoughts, taking a stand and offering an opinion I'm already exhausted. It's all.
"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock, speaking on CNN this afternoon on George's part in the fight for control of the Senate. That this is a representation. Of the new South. It is more open. It is inclusive. It is forward looking, and it is embracing of a future that seeks to provide the best for all of our Children were not facing in common Republican Senator Kelly Leffler, She tells supporters at a rally and coming today America that George is a red state. Yes. More than three million Georgians have cast their ballots early for the January for the runoff. Several senators, led by Senator Ted Cruz, say they will reject the electoral college results of the presidential election unless the commissions appointed to conduct a 10 Day audit to the results. CBS News correspondent wishes Young explains a simple majority in each chamber in order to reject And not certify the results of the election. Well, who controls the House Democrats, and so it's sort of a dead on arrival. However, this does allow Republicans and the president to cast doubt on President elect Biden's victory. Congress has said to count the electoral college votes on January. 6. Dozens of House Republicans are also expected to challenge President elect Joe Biden's victory. We'll talk show host Larry King's reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles with covert 1987 year olds to time cancer survivor who also suffers from Type two diabetes and heart disease. There's no word on his condition. Activists plan to display a sea of 10,000 white flags in the meadow at Piedmont Park on Sunday, representing the lives lost here in Georgia due to covert 19. Demonstrators say they'll also read the names of each person allowed and call for a comprehensive government response to the pandemic. The world's richest people got even richer and 2020. The 500 wealthiest people added an estimated $1.8 trillion to their personal fortunes. That's a 31% increase, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Goes in the top five each hold more than $100 billion. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $190 billion. Tesla's Elon Musk had the greatest jump in wealth. $170 billion. That's Cameron Fairchild reporting scammers are looking for that second round of stimulus checks. Officials with the better Business Bureau are warning their scam tracker programs received reports already of con artists falsely claiming you need to either pay for your stimulus check or provide some personal information to get it. Urging people not to fall for those scams. We'll check traffic and weather coming up Next WSB news time is 603..
Over 3 million people cast early ballots ahead of Georgia Senate runoff races
"Millions have voted early in the two Georgia Senate races that will determine which party controls the U. S. Senate. More than three million people have already cast ballots ahead of Georgia's Senate runoff races of those ballots. 928,000 were absentee by mail. More than two million were in person. Early votes. Thursday was the last day of in person advanced voting in the state and, according to Georgia votes more than 115,000. People who cast ballots early for the runoff did not vote at all in the general election. Incumbent Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue face off against Democrats John all soft and Reverend Raphael Warnock Tuesday. Lionel Boys, ABC News
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"senator kelly leffler" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"In a video posted to Twitter President Trump touted progress on Corona virus vaccines. Years from now they'll be talking about it. They'll be talking about this great great thing that we did personal like Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, appeared on the Jumbotron in New York City's Times Square. On Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC. There's never been a single thing America's been unable to overcome, no matter how drastic it's been. The dueling messages came is a president elect prepares to assume office in 20 days. Rachel Sutherland Fox is Georgia Senator David Perdue is off the campaign trail four days from his runoff election. Somebody on his staff tested positive for coronavirus. Purdue and his wife have tested negative, but the campaign says following his doctors recommend it. Nations and in accordance with CDC guidelines. The couple will quarantine Purdue and Republican Senator Kelly Leffler or both running to keep their Senate seats and run off elections next Tuesday. Purdue is challenged by Democrat John Assaraf. Purdue is tested regularly, a campaign statement says, and the team will follow CDC guidelines. Fox is Jared Halpern. A new strain of Corona viruses detected in Florida, the one already found in Colorado and California. First seen in the United Kingdom. National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins tells Fox. This new strain does not appear to be more severe. But it does seem capable of doing is spreading more readily from person to person. Maybe 50% maybe 70% more contagious, reported yesterday. Nationwide. Another 3419 coronavirus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University or the 125,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with covert 19, according to the covert tracking project. America's.
Perdue to quarantine after contact with someone with COVID-19
"Meanwhile of Republican senator running for re election next week in quarantine after close contact with someone who's tested positive for the coronavirus, Georgia Senator David Perdue was told this morning he came into close contact with somebody on his campaign who has tested positive for covert 19. For doing his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus today, but the campaign says following his doctor's recommendations, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, the couple will quarantine For doing Republican Senator Kelly Leffler, or both running to keep their Senate seats in runoff elections next Tuesday. Purdue is challenged by Democrat John Asaf. Purdue is tested regularly, a campaign statement says, and the team will follow CDC
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Biden will visit Atlanta on Monday to campaign for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock
"H just stays out from the senate run on tuesday. Early voting has been underway for weeks there that election will of course determine the balance of power in the senate so far more than two and a half million votes have been cast on monday the outgoing and incoming presidents. We'll both be georgia joe biden. Schedules visit atlanta campaign for john. All soften a warnock. President trump is holding a rally indulge in that night for republican senators kelly leffler and david purdue
Biden to campaign in Atlanta on eve of Georgia's Senate runoffs
"President Trump will both be in Georgia and a couple of days. Campaigning ahead of the state Senate runoff elections. President elect Joe Biden will travel to Atlanta Monday on the eve of the Senate runoff elections and the same day President Trump will be in the state. Abide in transition announced the president elect will campaign on behalf of the two Democratic challengers Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jonah's off. Vice president elect Kamila Harris will also had to Georgia on Sunday. President Trump previously announced he will hold a rally the night before the elections for Republican candidates, Senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. The two races will determine which party controls the Senate. All those
Young Republicans Have Something to Say
"As a seventh generation georgian. I feel strongly about local politics. But i also feel strongly about having candid conversations across the aisle so john. I started this conversation agreeing that we can disagree and i think gino was okay with that i enjoy having conversations with people who i don't always see eye to eye like we have disagreements. I prefer those conversations so much more than i do. The ones where we're all saying the same thing. In addition to being a policy consultant. For senator kelly. Leffler janelle appears regularly on tv to discuss politics and runs a construction business with her husband. You're an entrepreneur. You're the former deputy state director of the georgia republican party. Your co founder of speak georgia and i know you from your bipartisan weekly. Tv show. you're a panelist on atlanta fox. Five the georgia gang and i am from atlanta georgia. Mostly sandy springs georgia. That's the suburbs And i was born in new haven connecticut and we moved to north carolina when i was younger and then from north carolina. I moved to georgia. So i claim georgia. I've been here now for over ten years so in this georgia has definitely raised me so I definitely claimed georgia. And what i do right now. I am a media personality. And i do political commentating. A large part of who. I am is built in all of the mistakes that i made. You know you had said something to the effect of you know you feel like you are a combination of your mistakes and near learnings can you. Can you walk me through a formative experience you had when you were young. That you feel was like an aha moment for you. Yes oh what. A lot of people don't know is that i was raised in a hebrew household as hebrew. Israelites you know. We were taught that we are direct descendants from of the people israelites. in the bible So you know you have the jewish community and then you have the hebrew community. So i i like to say hebrews or simply black jews It's much deeper for us but for the sake of explaining it So we kept the holy days we didn't i didn't we didn't have like christmas or easter that stuff only the holy days we didn't even have hanukkah so because it wasn't tally a holy day. Right so i i like to say. I'm half jewish so you get it you get it Yeah def and our family was like you get one night of hannukah like yourself right so i think you know this is something is really small but i hated it when i was a child but now i understand the beauty of it where we didn't celebrate christmas and as a child that felt really lonely but as i got older it kind of prepared me to be the oddball out and it made me comfortable like so i was in malcolm. Glad while training hours ten thousand hours by the time you graduate high school exactly exactly and we didn't wear pants so i was like the girl in the skirt who never wore pants who debt. And you know. Celebrate any other holidays and It was just like training and being your own person and values based. I exactly exactly you know. We were taught that our hope is in. God are there's something greater apart in this world that has nothing to do with politics or what we see in the natural it kind of puts you in a position where you feel a boat to Be who you are. And and not me the acceptance of a lot of people in order to do it so that was a really formative time for me in my childhood and i think as am i became an adult. Something that was really really form to me is that i got married twice before having parents who were marry for now thirty eight years and they were the first each other's first boyfriend girlfriend they never dated anyone else and their parents are right so you had that ends example of a lot of laughter. Exactly that
Could COVID standoff impact critical Georgia Senate runoffs?
"The president sort of flip the playbook on lawmakers. He publicly expressed his displeasure at the latest covert relief package boxes. Jonathan Syrian Atlanta explains how this could affect the Georgia Senate runoff races. After celebrating the passage of a coronavirus relief bill. Georgia's Republican senators now have to respond to the president's demands. Lawmakers increase payments to individuals. On the campaign trail, Senator Kelly Leffler was asked whether she'd support a bill increasing the stimulus checks to $2000. I'll certainly look a supporting it if it repurpose is wasteful spending toward that, yes, In an ironic twist left, his Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock, issued a statement saying. Donald Trump is right. Congress should swiftly increase direct payments to
Trump refuses to sign coronavirus relief bill, demands $2,000 checks
"Well, the president flip the playbook on lawmakers after publicly expressing his displeasure at the latest covert relief package boxes. Jonathan Sierra in Atlanta explains how this is affecting the Georgia Senate runoff races After celebrating the passage of a coronavirus relief bill. Georgia's Republican senators now have to respond to the president's demands. Lawmakers increased payments to individuals. On the campaign trail, Senator Kelly Leffler was asked whether she'd support a bill increasing the stimulus checks to $2000. I'll certainly look a supporting it if it repurpose is wasteful spending toward that, yes, In an ironic twist left his Democratic challenger, Raphael Warnock, issued a statement saying Donald Trump is right. Congress should swiftly increase direct payments to
Dr. Joe Esposito
Vice President Elect making campaign stop in Atlanta
"To Georgia for campaign rally in support of Republican Senate candidates. January 4th the night before the twin run offs, the president tweeting the announcement. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue face Democrats Raphael, Warnock and John also Off lots of campaign events here in Georgia on Monday tomorrow ahead of that Senate runoff election. Details from WSB is Robin Wolinsky. On Monday, Kamila Harris coming to town. Campaigning for the Democrats, Jonah Soften Raphael Warnock. She's scheduled to make two stops. One in Swanny, The other in Columbus of aka Trump will be here campaigning for the Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler. Ivanka, scheduled to make three stops one and Milton, Swanee and Walton County. Nine. Brave
Obama appears in three campaign ads for Warnock in Georgia
"Barack Obama is appearing in a syriza of new campaign ads ahead of George's key Senate runoff election. In one of the digital ads, Obama called on Democratic voters to turn out on January 5th to support Reverend Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of the Evidence or Baptist Church in Atlanta, is challenging Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. For one of two seats that will determine control of the U. S. Senate. Obama referred to the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis in the ads saying Georgia the time to act is now I'm
Judge dismisses Loeffler, Perdue lawsuit calling for segregation of ballots
"Meanwhile, Georgia Republicans are turning to the courts to try and stop what they say maybe a legal votes cast in run offs that will decide Senate control. The campaigns of incumbent senators Kelly Leffler and David produced signed on with state and national groups hoping to stop double votes from being counted in Glynn County left Lauren produce face Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff's respectively in January 5th contests in this suit. Double votes is not two votes for one candidate. But someone who votes in one state in the general election crosses state lines, registers and votes in a runoff. After that, which there is no law against Republicans say thousands of registered to vote in Georgia since November. 3rd Yngling County a handful came from out of state Fox is
In The Thick
"Maria go. Bum is that we are talking about georgia. Yeah georgia as a state. That activists were saying forever like joe. It's right here it's happening. And all highs of the country and frankly of the world are on georgia and it's not just because the state flip blue for the first time since nineteen ninety two. I mean history right there. It's because of the runoff elections. So i in an early december run off. Democrat debra gone silent already has defeated prosecutor. James chaffin for district attorney in athens georgia becoming the first latina. This is deep to be elected. Da in the state. That's deep deep. Cut that right there. Athens georgia first latina. Da in the state deep and coming up on january fifth. There are three more runoffs. Okay you thought it was one. It's three more so there's gop incumbent. Lauren bubba macdonald who's up against democrat. Daniel black men for public service commission so don't dismiss that it may seem like a small thing it isn't and of course there are two senate races democrat raphael warnock versus republican incumbent. Senator kelly leffler and democrat john also versus republican incumbent. Senator david purdue as you know everybody knows now about senate politics numbers everybody. If the democrats get these two wins they democrats will have control of the senate which will change everything it would really i mean. I can't even imagine what that's like so on sunday night wore knocking leffler participated in a debate hosted by the atlanta press club. So let's take a listen to the clip from the warnock leffler debate. If you want to know who informs me and my sense of how we engage as people in the economic system You need look no further than matthew twenty five. I'm a matthew twenty five christian. That's what i am. I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was sick and you visited me. Love your neighbor and for me. That means you don't get rid of your neighbors. Healthcare particularly in the middle of a pandemic. Greg respond go ahead. I'm not going to be lectured by someone that uses the bible to justify abortion to attack our men and women in the military. You know what's happening here is someone who will not own up to their own record of division. He has called on americans to repent for their worship of whiteness. that's divisive that's hurtful he's celebrated jeremiah anti-semites he's actually called israel an apartheid state. That is wrong for america. And i'm going to continue to make sure georgians understand that. That is him in his own words. Please respond to the abortion issue in particular. Well listen i. I have a profound reverence relief and an abiding respect for choice. The question is whose decision is. And i happen to think that a patient's room is too small a place for a woman her doctor and the us government. I think too many people in the room. But those who are concerned about life. And i certainly am ought to be focused on the incredibly high rates of infant mortality and maternal mortality in our country when compared to other developed nations. That's something the government could work on. And i've been working on it my entire career. Alrighty there you go that's one. That's a georgia debate right there. Oh yeah it was what i'm saying. All right so on the other hand Someone just didn't show up purdue just didn't show up so did that thing where there was an md. Chirp basically your podium normally the round where candidates question each other since senator produce climbed to participate. Jon ossoff you may ask the question that you would have asked him and answer that question yourself. You have ninety seconds. I appreciate that well. It's a strange situation to be asking. A question of a sitting. United states senator. Who is not here to debate as he asks for the votes of the people to be reelected
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Georgia Senate debates make headlines ahead of runoff
"This is the runoff debate for the us. Senate seat currently held by senator. David purdue georgia the candidates are in alphabetical order. Democrat jon ossoff he is. Ceo of insight twu. I republican david. Perdue has served in the us senate since two thousand fifteen before his election. He sat on the board of five. Major corporations and co founded purdue partners global trading company. Senator purdue declined to participate in this debate and is represented by an empty podium. What could be more than the read off the bio of an empty podium. The other republican running and one of georgia's runoff elections next month did show up for debate on sunday. Senator kelly leffler was asked about trump's false claim that the election was somehow raked. Do you stand by his narrative that the election was rigged and you support his demand. That governor camp to call a special session to seek to overturn those results. I i want to thank the atlanta press club for hosting this important debate and look. It's vitally important that georgians trust our election process and the president has every right to every legal recourse. And that's what's taking place. Did you believe the election was rigged. Look greg it's very clear that there were issues in this election. Still with us kurt anderson. Michael steele kurt will call that a non answer from the incumbent. Senator should democrats celebrate the fact kurt. That trump plans to travel to georgia again. Because he's so hard wired to talk about his grievances. Well now we had. I think today the third a recant though. The third count certified And showing the joe biden won the state by twelve thousand bucks. I guess because of course his his line on election fraud. So-called does not change. There is not new information. It's the same. He's got the same five seventy eight minutes of material that he's simply goes through again and again and it kind of random order. I guess he'll do that again. In georgia i mean it's meaningful of course because the the the strange line that the republicans are trying to walk in georgia is to say this was a totally phony election rigged dominion blobby blobby block conspiracy theory but you got there and vote and make sure these these two senators win to keep the firewall against by the way because there might not be a donald trump president. But there's gonna be because here's here's the president who hasn't given up yet it's madness and hand and that that the shot you showed of course of of the purdue loose the debate john asa as you say is is just politics imitates comedy life imitates art. It's unbelievable but this is where we are and and again. I mean the fact that with the chili lawford debate With reverend work. I mean the fact that she had to say thirteen times rather than the answering a question about him just your liberal radical euro liberal radical and then the non answer about whether or not this debate of whether or not the election was legitimate and joe biden. One georgia again she. She used literally the same words over and over when she was asked the question and reacted the you know. So it's one thing to to deny reality. Which is the now the necessary stock in trade of the republican party under donald trump. But you think they would come up with slightly more fluent ways to restate their unwillingness to admit the plain facts and playing truth of the outcome of this election. Michael steele do you think. Mitch mcconnell is worried about georgia. Yes i think he is. I and i think he should be well over. A million votes ballots had been requested. A vote by mail ballots been requested as so far the deadline. Was i believe monday To register to vote For the special election and by all accounts The democrats are are prepared to go in a state that they won at the presidential level in a state they should not have one at the presidential level because it is georgia but it also speaks to. What is a growing trend. Line brian. That we've talked about before that is starting to sweep in areas that were once You know sacred gap ground for republicans at election time. Texas georgia north carolina. Virginia was once in that in that. Great pantheon of republican safehouses. That's no longer the case. So as mcconnell looks around the landscape the last great the gateway to republican success runs through georgia and guess what at least one of those gates are closed and the eggs trying to prevent the other one from closing on them. And that's what this election's going to be about on january fifth