Was Kelly Loeffler fed answers during Georgia runoff debate? Internet convinced GOP senator wore a 'wire'

Several social media users shared screenshots appearing to show what they believed to be a 'wire' emerging from Loeffler's left ear


                            Was Kelly Loeffler fed answers during Georgia runoff debate? Internet convinced GOP senator wore a 'wire'
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Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, on Sunday, December 6, was accused of wearing a wire during a nationally televised debate in Georgia with Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock at the Atlanta Press Club ahead of the elections. As the two contestants sparred over a range of topics, there were several social media users who shared screenshots appearing to show what they believed to be a "wire" emerging from Loeffler's left ear during the debate.

Many suggested that the "device" — which apparently blended with her blonde hair — could be spotted right under her chin. The suggestion also prompted wild conspiracy theories that the Senator was receiving responses during her debate through the "device." Loeffler and Warnock faced off on a diverse range of topics including the coronavirus pandemic, criminal justice reform, creating jobs for the American people, and boosting the economy. 

One Twitter user wrote: "Kelly Loeffler is wearing a wire!!! There is no piping on her lapel!" While another said: "Watch a replay... she hardly moves her head all night.... she looks straight ahead so the wire doesn’t show. 4 different screen grabs someone posted." A third wrote that the senator did not seem to have many facial expressions during the debate: "Bro! I’m watching this runoff debate between Warnock and Loeffler. She is really stiff. No facial expressions or nothing."



 

 



 

 



 

Another wrote: "She never moved her head at all. Very interesting," suggesting that she had a wire on during the hours-long discourse. A fifth wrote: "Kelly Loeffler uses a lot of Fox-inspired buzzwords in her answers: "radical Left," "liberal agenda," "socialism," "Marxism." She doesn't seem to respond to the questions. Just repeats those same buzzwords — oftentimes not using them correctly." One suggested that Loeffler's voice sounded robotic: "The voice from my home alarm system telling me “the front door is ajar”, sounds less robotic than Kelly Loeffler."



 

 



 

 



 

Loeffler, accused of dumping stocks during the coronavirus pandemic, was also denounced for consistently refusing to acknowledge the 2020 presidential election result, in which President Donald Trump lost the electoral college to President-elect Joe Biden by a significant margin. President Trump has still not conceded to Biden in the 2020 presidential elections and has alleged "massive fraud" in the vote count, without providing any evidence to support his claim. Trump, previously, when asked whether he would consider running again on the Republican ticket in 2024 had said: "I don’t want to talk to 2024 yet."

Trump is also reportedly planning to give Biden's swearing-in ceremony a miss in January and has proposed the idea of a Florida rally to announce his 2024 bid to reclaim the presidency, people familiar with the discussion told NBC News. The update comes days after the Republican, in November, had stated that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden. The news comes days after Biden, in an interview with CNN, had stated that he wanted Trump to attend his inauguration on January 20, shake his hand and let the country move on. "I think it would be important only in one sense - not in a personal sense important - in the sense that we are able to demonstrate at the end of this chaos that he's created that there is peaceful transfer of power, with the competing parties, standing there, shaking hands, and moving on. I really worry about the image we're presenting to the rest of the world," the Democrat told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

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