Politics

In Tweet, Georgia’s New U.S. Senator Takes Aim At High-Profile Colleague

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C., before the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues. Loeffler sent out a tweet directed at a Republican colleague.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C., before the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues. Loeffler sent out a tweet directed at a Republican colleague.
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Georgia’s newly appointed U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler, is taking aim at a high-profile Senate colleague.

The senator in Loeffler’s sights is NOT a Democrat.

As “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress reports, it’s Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee.

In a tweet Monday, Loeffler wrote:

“Sadly, my colleague @Senator Romney wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the @realDonaldTrump during their 15 minutes of fame.”

Romney and Sen. Susan Collins have expressed their openness to hearing witnesses, a move some see as potentially unfavorable to President Donald Trump.

The shift follows news that former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming memoir says the president told Bolton last year he did, in fact, mean to withhold aid to Ukraine to force an official investigation into Democrat Joe Biden.

Loeffler finished her tweet by writing, “The circus is over. It’s time to move on.”

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