The balance of the US Senate will be decide on or about January 5th, as two runoff races in the State of Georgia are set to conclude.
Of course, this has put the focus of the nation’s political power smack dab in the middle of the Peach State, as both the Democrats and Republicans work overtime in order to secure a majority in the higher chamber.
Now, with everything the line, some in the Republican Party are concerned that President Trump might be holding a grudge against the Georgia GOP, and sabotaging their chances in the process.
Axios co-founder Mike Allen told CNBC on Thursday that some Republicans believe President Donald Trump is hurting the party’s chances in next week’s Georgia Senate runoffs.
“There’s a big strain of thought among Republicans that President Trump is sabotaging this race. He’s done so much to be unhelpful to those candidates,” Allen said on “Squawk Box,” referring to GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
“I talk to Republicans and they look at what’s happening, and they say, ’You know, he must be thinking, ‘I want to send a message, If I’m not on the ballot, Republicans are in trouble,’” added Allen, a longtime political reporter in Washington.
The Trump team didn’t care much for the allegation.
“Keeping a Republican majority in the Senate has been a priority for the President from the beginning,” Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement Thursday to CNBC. “He will be rallying voters to support Senators Perdue and Loeffler and warning that their opponents are leftist extremists who support higher taxes, the job-crushing Green New Deal, and amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens.”
Pro-Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell had previously suggested that Georgia Republicans boycott the election, partially in order to send a message to the Peach State GOP regarding their lack of support for the President’s work to overturn the results of the election, and partially based on a theory that voting machines in the state are “rigged”. They believe that, if only a tiny amount of Republican votes are cast, the alleged tampering of these machines will create a “negative” vote count, exposing the voting machine fraud that they’ve long believed to be present.
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