Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Georgia, have released a new joint ad featuring a video message from President-elect Joe Biden, who himself won Georgia by a narrow margin in the general election. In the ad, Biden outlines some of the road ahead for the United States, including the urgent need for meaningful COVID-19 relief for families across the country, which Warnock and Ossoff could help ensure gets provided. If Democrats win both of Georgia’s Senate seats, then Democrats will control the Senate, because the chamber will be 50-50, but vice presidents break ties, and the next vice president will be Kamala Harris.
President-elect Biden commented as follows:
‘Georgia, I know things are tough right now, but I want you to know help is on the way. My administration is preparing to beat COVID-19 and get economic relief to the American people. On day one as your president, I’m prepared to sign a COVID relief package that fully funds the public health response needed, led by Georgia’s own CDC. It will ensure free testing and vaccination for every American and will get small businesses the assistance they need right now. Let me be clear, I need Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the United States Senate to get this done. There are folks in Congress threatening to do everything in their power to block our efforts. We need you to get out there and vote for Jon Ossoff as well as Raphael Warnock. We need them in the Senate. God bless America, and may God protect our troops.’
Check out his comments below:
Ossoff and Warnock are out with a new Georgia Senate ad featuring Joe Biden:
"Let me be clear, I need Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the United States Senate to get this done. There are folks in Congress threatening to do everything in their power to block our efforts." pic.twitter.com/sRTJ0wUXOo
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 17, 2020
Months ago, the Democrat-led House passed a new COVID-19 relief package called the HEROES Act. A new COVID-19 relief package that the Republican-led Senate agrees to could be on the horizon — but with Democrats leading the Senate, serious delays from partisan gridlock could be largely removed from the equation as the U.S. grapples with the lingering fallout of COVID-19. Americans need relief, but many Republicans in power have seemed more intent on sticking to their ideological concerns.
Incumbent Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who Warnock and Ossoff are challenging, have clearly prioritized Trumpism at the expense of the needs of the people of Georgia. Recently, they even announced support for a Texas-led lawsuit in which plaintiffs sought the invalidation of the election outcome in four states where Biden won, including Georgia. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected this lawsuit — not a single justice indicated that they were interested in granting the plaintiffs’ demands.