Senior advisor Ivanka Trump campaign in Georgia Monday, headlining an early vote rally where she urged Georgian voters to “fight for Trump” by voting in the Jan. 5 Senate runoff election and sending Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back to Washington “to defend election integrity and protect American democracy.”
“We need David and Kelly in Washington to protect all that America stands for. This is the most important congressional runoff in our nation’s history,” Ivanka said to a large crowd in front of the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, Georgia Monday afternoon.
Ivanka framed the future of the nation rests on Georgia with the results of next month’s unprecedented twin runoff that “will decide” who will control the upper chambers as well as deciding how laws will be passed or repealed.
“Georgia will decide which party controls the United States Senate. You will decide which party writes our laws which party holds congressional hearings and which party spends your hard-earned taxpayer dollars,” Ivanka said. “Georgia will decide whether our children will grow up under an oppressive government, or whether, America will remain the land of the free. I think we know that answer, Georgia. I think we know what Georgia is going to decide.”
Ivanka encouraged Georgian voters to cast their votes early as the Peach State have already begun early voting since last week and will continue until December 31.
“Early voting is happening now. Get your friends. Get your neighbors, friends get everyone you know, or as Kelly said, even the people you don’t like. Pick them up, make amends. Get them out and vote,” Ivanka said. “Kelly and David are working very hard to make sure this election is safe and secure, and that every single legal vote is counted.”
She also told the rally attendees that she spoke to her father before heading to Georgia and wants to relay a message to the Peach State.
“On the way over here, I spoke to my father, our president. And he asked me to tell you that he loves Georgia and he will never stop fighting for you,” Ivanka said. “People fight the hardest for what they love the most. The reason my father is fighting so hard, the reason my father will not stop fighting is because he loves you — the American people.
Ivanka added, “Look at that flag. My father. Our president is the voice in Washington for the Forgotten men and women of this nation. Far too many Americans and Georgians feel that their voice has been silent and that their vote has been canceled. We must send David and Kelly back to the Senate to defend election integrity and protect American democracy and fight for Trump.”
The crowd chanted back in response, “Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump!”
While listing off both Perdue and Loeffler work in the Senate, Ivanka warned if both GOP Senators lose to their Democratic opponents, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democrats in both chambers will “enact the most radical socialist agenda in American history, abolish the Senate filibuster, pack the Supreme Court and border security, raise your taxes, and impose more job-crushing regulations on American workers and families.”
The Senior Advisor focused on the accomplishment of Trump’s presidency from his economic growth record that “unleashed the greatest economic prosperity,” gave median household income an increase by over $6,000,” and historic low levels of unemployment.” Due to the last three years under Trump’s economic growth and action, Ivanka said helped prevent the nation from going into a “deep economic depression” amid the pandemic.
Ivanka also touted the president’s historic development and manufacturing of so far two COVID-19 vaccines under Operation Warp Speed that were created in less than a year.
“Through the wildly successful Operation Warp Speed, we have achieved the impossible. We used to say and I heard a loud hand for energy independence, I should say energy dominance. Because we no longer have to rely on coordination for energy needs they used to say that was impossible,” she said. “But getting a vaccine, from start to finish that safe and effective in nine months is extraordinary. By the end of this week, we will have delivered more than 10. million doses of the vaccine across the nation, including over 300,000 right here in the state of Georgia.”
Great campaigning with Senators @Perduesenate and @KLoeffler today!— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 21, 2020
On January 5th, Georgia will send a resounding message to Washington: American patriotism is alive in Georgia – and Georgia will keep freedom alive in America. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
#DefendtheMajority #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/UZV5iUIoAy
Ivanka emphasized the runoff election for Loeffler and Perdue is essential to “keep our economy going, to keep delivering on the president’s plans and to keep our schools open.”
“Over the last four years, we’ve fought for the hardworking people of Georgia, securing historic tax cuts and better trade deals, increasing access to affordable childcare, advocating for small businesses, and delivering for our military. We must ensure that Republicans hold the Senate in order to continue advancing policies that lift up all Americans,” Ivanka said.
“With your help, your voice, and critically, your vote, Georgia will save America, and Georgia will be the first in a new wave of resounding Republican victories. Together, we will reclaim America’s future, we will build our nation to even greater heights. And we will keep America Great,” she added.
According to Georgia’s early voting data report from the Secretary of State, more than 1.4 million Georgia residents have already cast their ballot, with nearly a million have voted in person and over half a million mail-in ballots were received and accepted.
After the Milton event, Ivanka and the two Senators had to postpone the last two campaign events in Georgia due to Congress scheduling a last-minute vote on the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill and $1.4 trillion government spending bill. Ivanka was originally slated to headline a campaign rally at Walton County Republican Party Chairman Roy Roberts Sr.’s farm, with the two senators as well as Gov. Brian Kemp and Reps. Jody Hice (R-GA) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
“Excited to be in Fulton Cty, GA this AM for an Early Voting event [with Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue]! Due to the COVID relief vote today, we’ll be postponing the rest of today’s events,” Ivanka tweeted. “We must focus on what’s most important- support for hard-working Americans. Relief is on the way!”
Excited to be in Fulton Cty, GA this AM for an Early Voting event w @KLoeffler & @Perduesenate! Due to the COVID relief vote today, we’ll be postponing the rest of today’s events.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 21, 2020
We must focus on what’s most important- support for hard working Americans. Relief is on the way!
“With historic COVID-19 relief for Americans on the horizon, Sen. Perdue, Sen. Loeffler, and Ivanka Trump are postponing their event in Gwinnett as the Senate Republican majority and the Trump administration work to secure relief for Georgians,” the senators said in a joint statement.
Polls show the two candidates are neck and neck ahead of the runoff that will determine the balance of power in the Senate. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Perdue narrowly leading Ossoff by 1.6 points, while Loeffler holding a razor-thin 0.8 point lead over Warnock.