The fate of the Senate hangs in the balance as both Senate seats in Georgia are headed to runoff elections scheduled for Jan. 5. With so much at stake, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Donald Trump head down to the state and hold rallies to help fire up the Republican base, Breitbart reported.
The two seats are currently held by incumbent Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and they are facing tough challenges from Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.
Trump should hold MAGA rallies
“I don’t know about you, but I’d kind of like to see President Trump in Georgia. I’d like to see some rallies. I’m not alone in this,” Limbaugh said at the start of his radio program on Monday.
“We got two Senate seats that are very crucial, the runoffs, Perdue and Loeffler. We gotta get these seats secured,” he continued. “Otherwise, the left is gonna be able to — well, they’re not gonna be stoppable. It’s just gonna be dependent on what they want to do as to how far they go.”
If the two Democrats win the runoff races, the Senate will be evenly divided 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats. If Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ultimately win the disputed presidential election, Harris as vice president would serve as the tie-breaker vote in the split chamber.
“So, those two Senate races, Perdue, Loeffler, they’re really crucial, and I think Trump is still the Republican Party. He’s still MAGA,” Limbaugh said. “He could still go down there and do some rallies and secure those two Senate seats. I don’t mean yesterday or today. But the runoffs, the elections are on [January] the 5th. So, time is of the essence.”
No more pessimism
Later in the program, Limbaugh returned to that topic as he noted that Hollywood liberals and other leftist celebrities were descending on the state and pouring cash donations into the coffers of the Democrats.
He also addressed the “pessimism” he’s been hearing from some conservatives and Republicans with regard to the GOP’s chances of holding on to those seats.
Limbaugh insisted that “I have never thought it’s over” and that “I’m never gonna tell you it’s time to panic. Panic doesn’t get anything done. So forget it.”
They need Trump’s help
According to a series of articles about the runoff races from Politico, Democrats have finally resumed door-knocking to encourage voter participation while Republicans are — just like the Hollywood crowd — pouring tens of millions of dollars into the two races.
Neither Purdue nor Loeffler are what anyone would describe as “Trump Republicans,” but they no doubt understand, as Limbaugh does, that the president still wields incredible influence over the party’s base and, if they want to be reelected, they need the president’s support whether they like him or not.
Perhaps that will result in a MAGA rally or two in the coming weeks, which could go a long way toward ensuring Republican victories come Jan. 5.