Democrats were reasonably confident that they stood a solid chance at winning enough seats in the U.S. Senate to call the upper chamber their own, but Americans said otherwise with their votes, forcing control of the Senate to the outcome of a pair of crucial runoff elections in the state of Georgia.
That’s why it’s no surprise that Joe Biden, the former vice president who is now being called president-elect, is finally ready to come out of his basement to head to the Peach State in an effort to bolster the chances of the Democrats who desperately need to secure wins for their party.
Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, made the announcement over the weekend that his boss would use his new political street cred to help out the Democratic senate hopefuls in Georgia.
“We’re going to put people, money, resources down there to help our two good candidates win. I’m very hopeful we can win those seats,” Klain said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
“It’s obviously important to win those seats in Georgia, not necessarily just because of Joe Biden’s agenda or whatever, but I think we have better senators in Washington,” Klain said, while hinting that those wins in Georgia would allow Biden and Democrats to push their desired legislation through Congress much easier.
Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will be facing off in the January 5 runoff election against incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, in what is expected to be an ultra-tight race.
According to Politico, Warnock and Ossoff will reportedly need all the high-powered help they can get, as they both run slightly behind their incumbent GOP challengers as of this writing.
If President Donald Trump fails to emerge victorious in his legal battles to retain the White House, hopefully he’ll join Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia, as keeping the Senate in a Republican majority will literally be the last line of defense against an incoming barrage of radical progressive legislation should Democrats win.