"I've said absolutely we need to get relief to Americans now and I will support that", Loeffler said on "Fox and Friends". Perdue and Loeffler were under increased pressure from their Democratic opponents Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to increase the payments, especially after President Donald Trump delayed the signing of the legislation because he was unhappy with the size of the payments.
Neither Perdue nor Loeffler has publicly voiced support for stand-alone legislation that would boost the direct payments in the new relief law from $600 to $2,000. "An election. And Perdue's in trouble because Georgia voters are standing up in record numbers to remove him from office", Ossoff said.
A bipartisan majority on Monday passed a House bill to replace the $600 in the most recent round of virus relief with $2,000. The checks would represent a significant increase in direct economic aid in a country that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic. That possibility also went unmentioned by Perdue and Loeffler, who used their statement to applaud Trump's "leadership" and claim that Democrats are "hellbent on a socialist agenda that prioritizes wasteful, irresponsible spending".
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Warnock also accused Loeffler of taking too long to act on Covid relief, saying, "Georgians learned long ago they can't trust Kelly Loeffler to look out for anyone but herself". Look, President-elect Biden, President Trump and Democrats all support this policy to get money into the pockets of hardworking Americans who are in dire straights right now and Sen.
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The woman actually left her phone in an Uber; it was later returned to her by the ride-share company. The manager insisted he was trying to "settle the situation" and "figure out what's going on here".
It's unclear whether there are 60 votes in the Senate for the $2,000 checks, which would require at least 12 Republicans to vote in favor of the measure.
The outlet pointed to Walker County-which President Donald Trump won with 79% over Biden-as one example, where as of Wednesday, turnout "was only 47 percent of the general election total".
Trump, 74, had previously announced that he would be in the town of Dalton on Monday night for a rally in support of the Republican candidates, incumbent senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
More than 2.3 million people have already cast their ballots after early voting began on December 14.