GEORGE PILIBOSIAN, EDITOR, EXPRESSING
With three days to go before the runoff election to decide control of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)—who has run a relentlessly negative campaign against her Democratic challenger, pastor Raphael Warnock—is throwing out the harshest and most personal attacks seen so far in this already-heated race.
At a campaign stop Saturday morning in Cumming, a town in the conservative northern exurbs of Atlanta, Loeffler accused Warnock of being “involved in child abuse, domestic abuse—he’s hiding out, he won’t answer those questions.”
That line drew cheers from the crowd—and from one man, the familiar Trump-era refrain reserved for the most hated political figures: “Lock him up!”
The senator then said that “Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer” contributed to Warnock’s campaign. “I don’t think that’s a coincidence,” she added. Loeffler was likely referring to David Boies, the prominent attorney who has previously represented Weinstein. Boies has donated to a PAC supporting Georgia Democrats but not to Warnock’s campaign specifically, according to federal records.