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Tomlinson Lays Out #GeorgiaGumption Policy Agenda
Progress on Key Issues in Mitch McConnell’s Senate Will Require Leadership and Georgia Gumption
COLUMBUS, GA – U.S. Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson, the former Mayor of Columbus challenging U.S. Senator David Perdue, has begun making her case that we can begin moving key policies–many of which are sitting at the doorstep of Mitch McConnell and David Perdue in the U.S. Senate–by exhibiting leadership and the gumption she sees every day as she travels across Georgia.
The first issue Tomlinson is addressing is impeachment, which has just moved to the Senate where Senators have a Constitutional responsibility to sit as impartial jurors.
For nearly two years, Tomlinson has supported opening impeachment proceedings to investigate the many credible allegations of serious wrong-doing by the President: “Nearly two years ago I raised the issue that we needed as a people, as a government, to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump because of his consistent abuse of power,” said Tomlinson in a video released Friday morning. “We cannot have this be the standard for future presidents.”
In contrast, when asked yesterday by a CNN reporter whether the Senate should consider new evidence as part of the Impeachment trial, Perdue replied, “Absolutely not.” When asked why not, he replied, “It’s not our job.”
Tomlinson disagrees with this view, saying, “Senator David Perdue has already exhibited that he is unfit to serve as an impartial juror in the impeachment trial. Senate power is not about helping his friends; it’s about serving the mandates of the Constitution, the principles of justice and the people of Georgia who depend on a functioning Rule of Law.”
Teresa’s video regarding impeachment comes days after the launch of “Georgia Gumption,” a video highlighting the gumption Tomlinson sees each day as she travels across Georgia, and a quality she learned about from her mother, who worked her way out of generational poverty in rural Georgia. Tomlinson’s career as a lawyer and mayor have prepared her to go to the Senate where she intends to bring that same Georgia gumption to take on the dysfunction brought about by Mitch McConnell and David Perdue. After addressing impeachment today, next week Tomlinson will address voting rights, the corrosive impact of money in politics, and reproductive justice. Additional issues will be addressed in the weeks ahead.
Learn more about Teresa at teresatomlinson.com/meet-teresa