Kelly Loeffler was recently named by Governor Brian Kemp as the replacement for Senator Johnny Isakson, who will be leaving at the end of the year due to health reasons.
Erick Erickson posted the remarks from Senator-Designate Kelly Loeffler. Her comments are below.
I want to start by thanking Governor Kemp for this important opportunity to serve our state and our nation. I am humbled by this honor and am grateful for the confidence you have placed in me.
Thank you Governor.
I’d also like to thank Senator Isakson for his years of service to our state and nation. I think we can all agree that he is a true statesman for Georgia. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
I know I have a lot of work to do to earn the trust and support of my fellow Georgians. So for starters, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Loeffler. I am a devoted wife. A proud patriot. And devout Christian. I have lived the American Dream, and I’m blessed to stand here today. But this is a long way from where I started.
I grew up on our family farm. The 4th generation of corn and soybean farmers. I was shy, with braces on my legs, and braces on my teeth. We lived simply. Life revolved around farming, church, school and 4-H. There was a rhythm to our lives: We planted in the spring. In the summer, I showed cattle at the County fair. And in the fall, we harvested. Every Sunday was for church and family. I attended public schools, and helped pay my way through college waiting tables.
Hard work, faith, and family. These are not political slogans for me. They are a way of life, and the foundation of everything I believe.
I am not a career politician or even someone who’s run for office. Over the last 25 years, I’ve been building businesses, taking risks, and creating jobs. I haven’t spent my life trying to get to Washington.
But here’s what folks are gonna find out about me: I’m a lifelong conservative. Pro-Second Amendment. Pro-military. Pro-wall. And pro-Trump. And I make no apologies for my conservative values, and will proudly support President Trump’s conservative judges.
I am strongly pro-life. The abortion-on-demand agenda is immoral. In the senate, I look forward to voting for S. 160, Senator Lindsey Graham’s 20-week abortion ban. When it comes to protecting innocent life, I look to God because every life is a blessing.
In Washington, I will work with President Trump to continue the incredible economic progress our nation has seen. Because of the president’s policies, we are growing our economy and jobs at a record pace. Every day, new jobs are created for working moms and dads. Young graduates. Or a waitress just looking for a chance.
I’ve been called soft-spoken. But I’ve also been called a lot worse
In congress, I may not be the loudest voice in the room. But you don’t have to be shrill to be tough. And when it comes to fighting for Georgia, I will never back down. No one will fight harder for our state, our president, and our conservative values.
Because here’s the thing: Contrary to what you see in the media, not every strong woman in America is a liberal. Many of us are conservatives. And proud of it.
With all of the important things to be done in Washington and here in Georgia, I am angered by the impeachment circus. I strongly oppose it. It is a sideshow and a distraction. Just imagine what could be done if Democrats would quit playing politics, and start working with President Trump? Think what that could mean for hard working families? Creating jobs. Expanding access to healthcare. Keeping America safe and strong.
Make no mistake, Washington Democrats want to overturn much more than an election. They want to overturn our way of life because they resent America’s success. They can’t tell you how much
their socialist ideas will cost. They don’t care how many jobs they will destroy. They can’t even agree that we need to secure our borders.
The only thing they know for sure is that they hate Donald Trump.
Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders. That whole socialist gang in Washington. They’ve taken over the Democrat Party. And they will not stop until America bends to their demands, and everything that makes us great has been destroyed.
This is the fight of our generation. And it’s why I’m here.
I’m Kelly Loeffler. This is who I am, and what I believe. As an outsider to Washington, I know I will have to prove it. To earn your confidence and support, with my votes, my priorities, and my actions. And that’s exactly what I’ll do.
Thank you. May God Bless Georgia, and God Bless America.
The Senate Leadership Fund released the following statement after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced he will appoint businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Johnny Isakson:
"Governor Kemp's selection of Kelly Loeffler to serve as Georgia's next Senator is historic. As a successful businesswoman, Loeffler will join President Trump in bringing an outsider, non-politician perspective to Washington.
"We can't allow Democrats to make Georgia a battleground for the Senate majority and the presidential election. Kelly Loeffler has what it takes to hold this seat. We are excited about Loeffler's candidacy, and if she needs our help, we'll be there." -SLF President Steven Law