A campaign event for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., in North Forsyth was interrupted by Black Lives Matter supporters on Thursday afternoon.
About four individuals began chanting “Black lives matter” during Loeffler's remarks at the Sawnee Mountain Park community building during a campaign event attended by several local officials and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
The issues began when Loeffler said she stood up against the Black Lives Matter organization as an owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.
As The Root points out, Loeffler has been attacking the Black Lives Matter movement to gain traction with GOP voters:
Before taking her anti-BLM stance, Loeffler had been in a tight race with challenger Doug Collins, a staunch Donald Trump supporter who has painted Loeffler as an out-of-touch, Planned Parenthood-embracing millionaire who once made the cardinal sin of saying something nice about Stacey Abrams. Loeffler was also under fire earlier this year for selling $20 million in stock after a Senate briefing about the coronavirus.
But in the last couple of months, Loeffler has gained considerable ground in the special election. An Aug. 11 poll from FiveThirtyEight showed her leading the crowded field of contenders with 26 percent. Collins and Democratic contender Raphael Warnock were tight in second, at 17 percent.
Loeffler’s political gains from her racist stances have factored into the WNBA’s collective actions against her.
U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath became the latest Democratic figure to endorse the Rev. Raphael Warnock’s campaign for U.S. Senate, joining a list of other prominent officials to back the pastor’s bid.
With McBath’s announcement, Warnock has now been endorsed by every Democratic member of Georgia’s congressional delegation, along with more than half of the Democratic U.S. Senate caucus, in her quest to unseat U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
McBath, who faces a November rematch against former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, highlighted Warnock’s deep faith in her endorsement.
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