Dem Candidate Masterfully Uses Live Fox News Hit to Take Down GOP Senator With One Line
Despite the fantasies of outgoing President Donald Trump and his allies, the 2020 presidential election is over, but the unlikely pair of runoff elections deciding which party controls the Senate are still days away.
The state of Georgia went blue in the presidential election for the first time since 1992. Democrats are hoping to repeat that victory in the Senate races against incumbent Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are facing off against Democratic candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.
The conservative Fox News network caught up to Ossoff, where they asked him a question live on air.
Watch how that went below.
FOX News walked up rolling live, and I appreciated the free air time!
Also, Kelly Loeffler campaigned with a klansman. pic.twitter.com/ZlmO0xoFvr
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) December 31, 2020
Ossoff called out Perdue and Loeffler for enriching themselves after the pair traded stocks immediately following a closed door briefing on the pandemic during its early stages. Loeffler invested in telework companies just after the briefing, before the public knew the imminence of shutdowns and stay-at-home orders to curb the virus that's since killed over 300 thousand Americans.
Then, Ossoff called out Loeffler for something else in no uncertain terms:
"Kelly Loeffler has been campaigning with a Klansman."
Ossoff was alluding to a photo of Loeffler with former Ku Klux Klan leader Chester Doles and other far-right white nationalist figures.
Loeffler claims she didn't know who Doles was and assured that she disavows the KKK.
Twitter users applauded Ossoff for his unequivocal rebuke of Loeffler's associations.
Fantastic. Please take a second & listen to him. It's worth it. https://t.co/tkLBKNQG0I
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) December 31, 2020
Nothing but the truth. The whole truth. https://t.co/eQRl1KyCcM
— LaTosha Brown (@MsLaToshaBrown) December 31, 2020
The way he said “Kelly Loeffler campaigned with a klansman" twice will be living in my mind 👏🏽rent 👏🏽free https://t.co/oLqWf7KZln
— Ofirah Yheskel (@ofirahy) December 31, 2020
Kampaigned with a
Klansman@ossoff shows the meaning of rejecting GOP framing & instead conveying your own story. Well done.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) December 31, 2020
This was.....perfection @ossoffhttps://t.co/11x9SzUbu5
— Julia Stewart (@Queenie11078) December 31, 2020
They also hailed Ossoff for making the statement on Fox News where it would likely reach more conservative viewers.
A case for democrats going on fox “news"
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) December 31, 2020
Love a Democrat with the guts and smarts to go on Fox and make their case https://t.co/hkkdbdeqkS
— Brian Goldsmith (@GoldsmithB) December 31, 2020
Fox 'news' makes the mistake of allowing a bright man to address their viewers.
Great stuff.. https://t.co/keM0VZ8CO9
— Timo#citizenofnowhere (@timolarch) December 31, 2020
If Democrats pull off victories in both Georgia primaries on January 5, the Senate will be split evenly with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. Any tied votes would be broken by Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris, giving Democrats a functional majority in the Senate.