Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp nominated political newcomer Kelly Loeffler to replace retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) despite President Donald Trumps reported preference for Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.).
“From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has lived the American Dream. Im confident that she will work every single day to keep that same dream alive for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come. Kelly Loeffler will stand with the President, Senator Perdue, and their allies in the U.S. House and Senate,” Kemp said in a Wednesday statement.
“Im excited to appoint Georgias first female Senator in nearly 100 years—but, more importantly, Im excited to appoint a life-long Republican who shares our conservative values and vision for a safer, stronger Georgia.”
Kemp said Loeffler will support the Republican Partys agenda, including Second Amendment rights, working to curtail abortion, and fight against illegal immigration.
“We have seen firsthand the impact that political outsiders like Donald Trump and David Perdue have in Washington, D.C. It is time to send them reinforcements so we can Keep America Great,” Kemp added.
Loeffler, the CEO of Bakkt, and the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream womens basketball team, in a statement said that shes created jobs for 25 years.
“I havent spent my life trying to get to Washington, but there are a few things folks are going to find out about me: Im pro-Second Amendment, pro-military, pro-Wall, and pro-Trump. Im a life-long conservative, and I make no apologies for my conservative values,” she said. “Im strongly pro-life and believe that every life is a blessing. When it comes to protecting the innocent, I dont look to government for the answers. I look to God.”
Loeffler said she was “disgusted” by the impeachment efforts against Trump.