Early voting in the Congressional District 6 race — between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel — is underway. A gaggle of high profile Republicans with questionable judgement are rallying conservatives both locally and nationally to back Handel.
Over the weekend, Greg Gianforte, the Republican who recently body slammed a reporter and won another highly watched special election out in Montana, urged folks to donate to Handel’s campaign. Later this month Vice President Mike Pence will be stumping for Handel, and this comes after both Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have spent time in Atlanta drumming up support (and money) for her campaign.
Gianforte, who’s donation solicitation went out through the National Republican Congressional Committee on Sunday, faced accusations of sexual assault on the eve of his election. During the campaign, Gianforte also body slammed a reporter from the Guardian. The nasty altercation — caught on the reporter’s recorder — led to misdemeanor charges.
Since earning a spot in the run-off, Handel has previously stated, “all Republicans, it’s all hands on deck for us. We know what’s at stake here.”
And apparently she meant it. Whether or not you’re assaulting journalists, championing really terrible policy or otherwise showing questionable judgement — as long as you’re a Republican — Karen Handel welcomes you to the table. One of the key concerns this raises is whether or not she will stand up to bad policies pushed by the president and conservative leaders in Congress, when she won’t stand up to them now or speak out against their behavior.
Seriously, how can anyone excuse leaders who have physically and sexually assaulted people?
Better Georgia is calling on voters in the 6th District to #VoteYourOssoff. Check your voter registration status and find early voting locations at the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Better Georgia is also calling on supporters outside the district to canvass for Ossoff through Working America. Sign up here.