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GA-Sen B: Vanity Fair, “Kelly Loeffler (R) Can’t Decide If She’s Been Cancelled or Not”

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So this happened earlier this:

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who is a co-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, has been outspoken regarding how she feels about the Black Lives Matter movement. She recently asked the league to make sure players don't put messages of social activism on their warm-up shirts. But despite push back from the league and players — including some on the Dream –Loeffler has every intention of remaining on board as a co-owner.

“They can't push me out for my views. I intend to own the team. I am not going,” she told ESPN on Tuesday.

In Loeffler latest comments about the WNBA's support of the Black Lives Matter movement, she expressed fears that it may alienate fans.

But wait, there’s more:

Earlier this month, Loeffler wrote a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league's promotion of Black Lives Matter — which will be painted on the courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the league will hold its season — and instead advocating for teams to add American flags to jerseys.

“The statement, 'Black lives matter,' is very different than the organization Black Lives Matter,” Loeffler said. “I think we all agree the life of every African American is important. There's no room for racism in this country, and we have to root it out where it exists. But there's a political organization called Black Lives Matter that I think is very important to make the distinction between their aim and where we are as a country at this moment.

“The Black Lives Matter political organization advocates things like defunding and abolishing the police, abolishing our military, emptying our prisons, destroying the nuclear family. It promotes violence and antisemitism. To me, this is not what our league stands for.”

But the best part is that Dan Adler at Vanity Fear point out this nonsense:

“They can’t push me out for my views,” Loeffler told ESPN on Tuesday. “I intend to own the team. I am not going.”

On Wednesday morning Loeffler triumphantly tweeted out the interview:


But over the next few hours, Loeffler changed course, concluding that although she remains a sitting senator and the chamber’s wealthiest member, she actually has suffered for her causes:


We really need to replace Loeffler with Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) who wants to keep John Lewis’ legacy alive. Speaking of which, I received this e-mail this week from Warnock’s campaign:

Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA)


John Lewis once said that our vote is “the most powerful non-violent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” But right now, that right – which John fought and bled for – is under attack.

The Voting Rights Act, which became law after the historic Bloody Sunday march, marked a watershed moment in our nation's history. This landmark legislation made discriminatory voting practices illegal – and ensured that Black Americans weren't blocked from the ballot box.

But in 2013, the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder decision gutted the act, paving the way for scores of GOP-led voter-suppression laws across the country that have disproportionately affected and disenfranchised people of color – especially here in Georgia.

Republicans like Mitch McConnell have offered pious platitudes praising John Lewis' legacy while using their power to suppress the vote – and McConnell is currently blocking the one bill that could end voter suppression laws nationwide.

My message to McConnell is simple: If you really want to honor John Lewis, immediately reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, which has been sitting on your desk for over 200 days.

With the most important election of our lifetimes fast approaching, we have to act NOW to defend voting rights – before it's too late. That's why I'm counting on you to join me in honoring John Lewis' legacy by speaking out today:

Please, if you're with me, add your name now to demand Mitch McConnell restore the Voting Rights Act and protect the right to vote for all Americans!

Thank you, friend – in the words of John Lewis, I'm proud to have you on this team making “good trouble” with me.

Reverend Warnock

Click here to add your name.

We need to go all in to flip Georgia Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Warnock, Ossoff, Biden and their fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns:

Jon Ossoff

Raphael Warnock

Joe Biden

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