Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) suggested Monday night that there would be dire consequences if GOP incumbents Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) lose the Georgia Senate runoffs on Tuesday, which would give Democrats control of the chamber.
“What happens tomorrow in Georgia…if we have a Democratically controlled Senate, we’re now basically at full-scale hot conflict in this country,” Roy told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “Whereas right now we’re in a cold civil war.”
The Republican asserted that “hardworking Americans” are “getting trampled by a system that is rigged against them.”
“That is what is at stake,” he said. “And if the American people in Georgia don’t show up, if Georgians don’t show up and ensure that we hold the Senate in Republican hands, then that’s what’s happening.”
Loeffler and Perdue are facing off against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, on Tuesday.
Watch Roy below:
GOP lawmaker warns of "full-scale hot conflict" if Dems defeat Loeffler and Perdue pic.twitter.com/fTe9KKF6V7
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