All Eyes Still On Key Senate Races In Georgia

All Eyes Still On Key Senate Races In Georgia

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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November 30, 2020

This past weekend former Vice President Joe Biden (D) suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot after he slipped while playing with his dog Major. Biden is expected to wear a walking boot for “several weeks” just and as Democrats continue their efforts to try to win the two contentious Georgia senate seats.

President Trump (R) is still full speed ahead in terms of contesting the 2020 election results, has signaled that he will be holding rallies in Georgia to support the Republican candidates.

Outside of the presidential race, Democrats lost an unprecedented amount of state and federal seats across the country, and are expected to lose these two Georgia seats regardless of the all-hands-on-deck efforts to try to win back the majority in the Senate.

Jon Ossof (D), who’s running against Senator David Purdue (R) in the upcoming January runoff, was interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and he argued that a potential President-elect Biden administration has “the capacity… to govern in the midst of a crisis.”

Because of this, he warned that Republicans maintaining control of the Senate would hinder any chances of Democrats advancing any measures until the 2022 midterm elections.

Ossoff explained that “we all know what’s going to happen if McConnell holds the Senate,” adding that “he will try to do to Biden and Harris just like he tried to do to President Obama.”

Moreover, Osoff argued that Republicans keeping control of the Senate would mean “paralysis, partisan trench warfare, obstructionism as far as the eye can see at a moment of crisis when we need strong action.”

As all eyes are set on Georgia with the future of the Senate at stake, both Democrats and Republicans are looking to rally support behind their candidates, but over the weekend President Trump commented that he was “ashamed” of endorsing Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) because he “does absolutely nothing.”

This comes at a time when President Trump is moving forward with legal challenges across the United States to contest the 2020 election results, and there’s no telling if tensions will rise should Gov. Kemp and the President take the stage in support of the Republican Senate candidates.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.