Georgia's newest senator sworn in

Grant Boone
January 9, 2020

"I don't think there was due process followed in the House proceeding, so it would be very hard to understand how that would not be the conclusion", Loeffler said.

Loeffler was appointed after GOP Sen.

Loeffler was relatively unknown in politics until the Governor of Georgia tapped her to fill the shoes of retired senator Johnny Isakson. Loeffler has already said she will not vote to convict Trump in his impeachment trial.

Loeffler, 49, told AP after being sworn in that she has not spoken to Trump since her appointment was announced, adding that she is "going to work very hard" to "earn the trust and support of the president".

"I am convinced that I will win the support of the president and certainly of all Georgians, because they will see that I am there to work for them to improve our country", said Loeffler.

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas said of Loeffler, "Her farming roots make her a welcome addition to the Committee".

She previously served as an executive at Intercontinental Exchange, a behemoth founded by her husband that owns the New York Stock Exchange. She is often known as a co-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream and had thought of operating for Senate in 2014. Professional-Second Modification. Professional-military. Professional-wall.

She will have to defend the seat in an open election in November that won't be preceded by the normal party primaries, meaning she could face a challenge from within her own party as well as from Democrats.

In her response to the WSJ, Loeffler claims there is no cause for concern regarding potential conflicts of interest and that she would comply with the senate's ethics rules in both letter and spirit. For that effort, Loeffler has pledged $20 million of her own money to the political campaign. That's left some Washington Republicans looking skeptically at a Collins run. "That's called peace through strength".

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to the seat final month in a transfer that defied President Donald Trump. David Perdue, who is seeking reelection.

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