Bottoms made the quip during a discussion about the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia on Jan. 5, when GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will face off against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Democrats need to win both seats to tie the Senate’s balance of power 50-50, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tiebreaking vote.
The mayor said even if some Georgians did not vote for President-elect Joe Biden, she hopes that they’re now “so disappointed and disgusted” with Trump’s behavior following his election loss that they would be motivated to vote against the Trump-aligned Republican candidates in the runoffs.
Trump has spread baseless claims about mass voter fraud and has refused to allow the transition to a Biden administration to begin, Bottoms noted, all against the backdrop of a dire public health emergency as COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to soar at a record rate.
Check out the interview here: