Pop icon and political critic Cher took to Twitter Wednesday to question whether Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may have played a role in Jon Ossoff’s defeat in his race against Republican Karen Handel for Georgia’s sixth district congressional seat on Tuesday.
In a post Wednesday afternoon, the 71-year-old “Believe” singer said that unlike the Olympics, there are “no medals” given to second-place finishers in congressional elections. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker-turned-Democratic politician, lost to Handel Tuesday night in a closely-watched election that many observers characterized as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency thus far.
“Admire & respect Nancy Pelosi, but in ‘every’ race, GOP runs against her,” Cher said. In an interview with Breitbart News on the eve of the election, Handel said that Democratic voters in Georgia’s sixth district did not mind that Ossoff lived outside the district because she said Ossoff was “completely aligned” with Pelosi’s positions.
“[Democrats] want someone who will march lockstep with the liberal mantra,” Handel said.