Apart from the intermittent foreign-policy brawling between Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, I can’t think of a recent case of one Republican senator targeting another this bluntly. Even Jeff Flake rarely got dinged by his GOP colleagues in the Senate after Trump and the entire party base had turned against him.
It’s unusual. I wonder if Kelly Loeffler, being so new, realizes how unusual it is. And whether anyone in the leadership might have a word with her about it.
It’s ironic too. After she emerged as a frontrunner in December for the seat vacated by Johnny Isakson in Georgia, some righties made a fuss that she was a RINO-in-waiting. Who was she, after all? A businesswoman with a thin political record, who’d donated to Democrats in the past, who sat on the board of a hospital that employed several doctors who performed abortions in their outside practice. Why the hell would Brian Kemp roll the dice on her when he could have appointed a loud-and-proud Trump apologist like Doug Collins to the seat instead?