The Democratic Party is poised to take control of the U.S. Senate, after Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff was projected the winner of Tuesday’s runoff election against Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue. At 33 years old, Jon Ossoff is the youngest person elected to the Senate since Joe Biden won in 1972. Senator-elect Ossoff live-streamed a victory speech Wednesday, promising he’d fight to end the pandemic.
Sen.-elect Jon Ossoff: “I will work in the U.S. Senate to support a robust public health response so that we can defeat this virus, putting Georgia’s own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the lead, trusting medical expertise, doctors and scientists to bring the tools to bear, the technology to bear, the ingenuity to bear and the resources to bear necessary to stop the spread of this virus, to defeat it and to get our daily lives back; and to rush direct economic relief to people who need help right now.”
Ossoff’s victory came after another Georgia Democrat, Reverend Raphael Warnock, was projected the winner over Republican Kelly Loeffler. Before his Twitter account was temporarily suspended Wednesday, President Trump tweeted baseless conspiracy theories that the Georgia Senate election was rigged.