Vice President Mike Pence addressed frustrated supporters of President Donald Trump who have “doubts about the last election” during a Thursday afternoon campaign rally in Columbus, Georgia.
As Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face strong Democratic Party challenges from Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the January 5 runoff, Republicans are walking a tightrope between Trump’s continued insistence that the November election was “rigged” and encouraging Georgia voters to participate in another.
“Now I know we’ve all got doubts about the last election,” Pence said, addressing the skepticism directly. “That is why we’re going to keep right on fighting. But I got to tell you, and I hear some people saying down here in Georgia, you’re frustrated about the last election, just don’t vote.”
“My fellow Americans, I can say from my heart, you’ve got to remember, if you don’t vote, they win,” said the vice president. “If you don’t vote, there could be nothing to stop Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi from advancing their radical left agenda, cutting the military, raising taxes, trampling on our values.”
Pence then tied the results in Georgia with Trump’s legacy and place in history, suggesting that a Democratic-majority U.S. Senate would be able to undo most of what the president has accomplished.
“So for all we’ve done and for all we have yet to do, for our president, for our future, for Georgia, and for America, cast another vote for all that President Trump has accomplished,” he said. “Cast the vote to send David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back to Washington, DC.”
“And I promise you, we will keep fighting,” he continued. “We can fight for our president and we can fight for more Republicans in the United States Senate at the same time. We’ve been doing both and we’re gonna keep doing both. And we’re gonna keep making American great again.” (RELATED:
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Republicans must win one of two seats in the January runoff to maintain a slim Senate majority. The latest polling has both GOP candidates holding narrow leads over their Democratic challengers.