Georgia Senate runoff debate with Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock


Georgia’s incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, both said at tonight’s debate that they would take a coronavirus vaccine, when it is ready and deemed safe. 

Warnock, who was asked the question first, said he would take and promote a vaccine, and also work to ensure underprivileged populations are not at the back of the line. 

“When our health professionals tell us that we have a vaccine that works and is effective and safe, I will take it,” he said. “I will encourage the folks who listened to me, people who were in my church and in the community to take it.”

“Also I will try to work hard as a senator to make sure that communities that are so often marginalized don’t find themselves at the back of the line again,” he added.

Loeffler said she would also take it, and used the opportunity to promote her relationship with the outgoing Trump administration.

“Absolutely,” she said, when asked by the moderator if she would take and promote a vaccine. 

“I was with Vice President [Mike] Pence on Friday at the CDC, I could not be more proud of what we’ve done this year to deliver relief, but also get cures,” she said.

“I’m going to encourage my fellow Georgians to stay safe, get that vaccine, and we have a great plan to prioritize those communities who need it most and we will make sure that that’s carried out,” she added.

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