Senator Jonny Isakson (R-GA) has Parkinson’s disease and has announced that he will be resigning from the Senate at the end of this year.We wish Sen. Isakson well, as we wish everyone with Parkinson’s well, even Republicans.
So here’s how this will play out:
- Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp will appoint a temporary successor.
- There will be a special election in November of 2020 to complete Isakson’s term, which will end in 2023.
Meanwhile, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is up for reelection in 2020, so suddenly the GOP is spread kinda thin. No doubt amply be-chinned MoscowMitch is already calling Perdue with the names of morally flexible applicants.
Presumably Chuck Schumer (Dawg Save Us!) is calling Democrats in Georgia to see who’s available, and invariably will support the weakest one, because that’s just how he rolls the dice.
Stacey Abrams has already removed herself from consideration.