Parler Users Shame 'Traitor' Kelly Loeffler for Asking for Campaign Money: 'You're a Billionaire'

Users of Parler, a conservative social media network, criticized Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler on Wednesday for soliciting political donations on the platform. Loeffler is running a race that will determine party control of the U.S. Senate.

One Parler user called Loeffler a "traitor" for not being more vocally supportive of President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the results of the November presidential election. Another asked why she needed donations considering that she's a "billionaire."

An evaluation from Forbes estimates that Loeffler is "the richest person on Capitol Hill" with a fortune worth at least $800 million.

Kelly Loeffler asked for more money on Parler. 🥰 pic.twitter.com/G9vVJ7ZjsN

— Parlertakes🇺🇸 (@parlertakes) December 30, 2020

Various Parler users responded to her asking for donations by stating, "You're a billionaire. Why are you always begging for money?", "You will never get a penny from us Georgia Patriots. NEVER", "Meth Barbie says what?" and "WE need YOU to stand with President Trump you traitor B!"

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Users of the far-right social network Parler have criticized Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia for soliciting political donations even though she's wealthy. In this November 19, 2020 photo, Loeffler speaks to the crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center in Perry, Georgia. Jessica McGowan/Getty

A recent report from Bloomberg News showed that Loeffler has been outraised by her Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock.

From October 15 to December 16, Loeffler raised $64 million in political donations and had $21.3 million left in her campaign account as of December 24. Comparatively, Warnock raised $103.4 million during the same period and had $22.8 million in cash left in his campaign as of December 24.

In December 2019, Loeffler was appointed to the Senate by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp after then-Senator Johnny Isakson resigned for health reasons. She then had to defend her seat in a special election on November 3. Because she didn't win a majority vote during the general election, she now has to face Warnock again in a January 5 runoff.

With one week left until the state's special runoff election, more than half a dozen polls conducted in the past two weeks have shown the Democratic candidates as neck-and-neck or trading leader positions within the margin of error against their Republican opponents. The race will determine party control of the Senate.

Loeffler's husband, Jeff Sprecher, is the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. Before she became a senator, Loeffler was a senior executive at ICE.

She reportedly took $9 million with her in shares and stock options that she was set to forfeit when leaving the company. This was in addition to her 2019 salary and roughly $3.5 million bonus, according to a copy of her financial disclosure form reviewed by The New York Times.

While Loeffler has refused to accept the results of the November presidential election, in mid-December she said she "hasn't looked at" whether she'll object to the election results if she's voted into the Senate.

"I haven't looked at it," Loeffler said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "January 6 is a long way out, and there's a lot to play out between now and then."

Asked if she disputed the election results calling the race for President-elect Joe Biden, Loeffler avoided acknowledging Biden's win, and said, "My focus right now is on my race."

Both her and fellow Republican Georgia Senator David Perdue, who is also up for reelection in a Georgia runoff race, have refused to accept the election results.

Newsweek contacted Loeffler for comment.

Correction (12/31/2020, 11:45 a.m.): An earlier version of this article mistook the Georgia governor's first name.