Top Republican double-crossed Donald Trump right in the middle of impeachment
Donald Trump is in the middle of a fight for political survival in the impeachment witch hunt.
The President needs to count on the support of every Republican.
But this top Republican double-crossed Donald Trump right in the middle of impeachment.
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announced his retirement and is leaving the Senate by December 31.
That means Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp can appoint a replacement that could cast a crucial vote in any Senate impeachment trial.
And much to the dismay of President Trump and his supporters, Kemp is expected to appoint the women’s professional basketball team owner and major Mitt Romney donor Kelly Loeffler to the position.
The Daily Caller reports:
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to appoint financial executive Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate, replacing ailing GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Kemp is expected to announce Loeffler sometime next week, according to several senior GOP officials who spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A source familiar with Kemp’s deliberations also told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the governor is expected to announce his decision in the coming days.
The announcement would mark the end of months-long backroom lobbying by applicants hoping to become the state’s next U.S. senator.
Isakson, who has served in the Senate since 2005, announced in late August that he would be stepping down from his seat at the end of the year, concluding that his health challenges were “taking their toll” and preventing him from properly serving in Congress. The three-term Republican senator from Georgia announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis before his 2016 reelection, but said at the time the disease would not affect his ability to work.
The President urged Kemp to appoint Congressman Doug Collins to the position, but Kemp spurned Trump’s advice to appoint a liberal women to the Senate in order to try to appeal to suburban women in the 2020 election.
But Loeffler’s rock solid support for Mitt Romney and her refusal to donate to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign have Never Trumpers and Democrats looking at Loeffler as a vote to convict the President in a Senate impeachment trial.