Kelly’s (De)Tour: As Georgia Faces Record Unemployment Numbers, Will Loeffler Support Extending Needed Unemployment Insurance?

July 13, 2020

Georgia lags on economic recovery as Loeffler won’t take a clear position on extending expanded unemployment relief

ATLANTA — With unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler continuing her statewide tour today as “more than one in eight workers” in Georgia remain unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Democratic Party of Georgia is again calling on Loeffler to skip the (de)tour and start answering questions:

Will Loeffler support extending critical unemployment insurance for Georgians impacted by the coronavirus crisis, or will she follow Mitch McConnell’s lead to block this crucial relief?

Loeffler has already pledged to stand behind Republican leadership “100%” as Senate Republicans — including Loeffler — have refused to commit to extending the expanded program, which expires on July 31st, even as an analysis finds Georgia ranks last in economic recovery.

“In the midst of an economic and public health crisis, Georgia families who’ve fallen on hard times deserve to know whether Senator Kelly Loeffler will fight for them,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Loeffler needs to answer: will she stand with her party leaders, or with Georgia families?”


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