The two leading Congressional Democrats are reacting today to the results of the Georgia Senate runoffs. Jon Ossoff’s win hasn’t been called yet, but all signs point to a victory. Today Chuck Schumer acknowledged the Senate majority will now be in Democrats’ hands. In a statement he said:
“It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people.”
And during a news conference, he added (watch above):
“Senate Democrats know America is hurting. Help is on the way. And we have two new Senators coming to help. One of the first things that I want to do our new Senators are seating is deliver the $2,000 checks to the American families.”
Senate *Majority Leader* Chuck Schumer.
Senate *Minority Leader* Mitch McConnell.
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) January 6, 2021
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also released a statement, that read in part:
“In the election, the people of Georgia went to the ballot box to vote for transformational, Democratic-led change. Now, because of the courageous leadership of Georgians, America will have a Democratic Senate working hand-in-hand with our Democratic House Majority and President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff ran and won on the values of advancing equality and opportunity for working people across the state and the nation. In sending these two outstanding Democratic Senators to Washington, Georgians cast their ballots for a fairer, accountable and more compassionate America. Inspired by our beloved John Lewis, Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff’s hunger for justice will bring necessary Good Trouble to the Senate.”
Congratulations on a historic victory, @ReverendWarnock!
From your birthplace of Savannah to Atlanta, where you ministered our beloved John Lewis, your values of advancing justice & opportunity for working people inspired the confidence of voters.
Georgia and America won today!
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 6, 2021