Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called out President Donald Trump during a campaign rally on Sunday for pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to change the 2020 election results.
“Have y’all heard about that recorded conversation? Well, it was certainly the voice of desperation, most certainly that,” Harris told onlookers during a drive-in rally in Savannah, Georgia. “And it was a bald-faced, bold abuse of power by the president of the United States.”
The appearance is part of a last-minute effort to boost Democratic chances in Tuesday’s runoff elections, which will determine control of the Senate. Harris’s visit comes a day before President-elect Joe Biden is set to appear in Atlanta to stump for the two Democratic candidates.
Biden and Harris stopping in Georgia underscores how important the state is for Democrats in setting the policy table in 2021.
The 117th Congress saw 50 Republicans sworn into the Senate this week, along with 48 members who will caucus with Democrats.