After Trying to Claim Credit for Half-Measure Relief Bill, Does Loeffler Agree with Trump That The Bill is a “Disgrace”?

December 23, 2020

Trump, who Loeffler has pledged to back “100%,” called relief legislation a “disgrace” and backed larger economic impact checks after Loeffler spent yesterday taking credit for “secur[ing]” the same aid

ATLANTA — After spending yesterday attempting to take credit for coronavirus relief she wasn’t even present to negotiate, will unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler continue bragging about having “secured” an inadequate relief package, or stand behind President Donald Trump as he attacks this same legislation and calls for larger stimulus checks?

For months, Loeffler has marched in lockstep with Mitch McConnell to stall coronavirus relief while railing against desperately needed aid like an expansion of unemployment insurance. Yet the minute that a half-measure coronavirus aid package was passed, Loeffler wasted no time trying to claim that she “secure[d] COVID relief for Georgia,” including by running ads bragging about her support for relief.

But despite her effusive praise for this inadequate aid package, Trump has denounced the legislation as a “disgrace” and attacked the reduced economic impact payments that Loeffler has explicitly bragged about. With Loeffler previously pledging to stand behind Trump “100%” and even claiming there’s not a single place where she and Trump disagree, it’s time for her to answer whether she’ll stand with him again today.

“Senator Kelly Loeffler’s desperate attempts to mislead Georgians are once again backfiring as the president denounced the same bill she tried to take credit for as a ‘disgrace,’” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “After claiming she stands with President Trump ‘100%,’ Loeffler now owes Georgians an answer: Will she continue to take credit for this half-measure aid package, or does she agree with President Trump that the $600 direct payment is insufficient?”


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