In 1976, Cleland became the nation's youngest Veteran Affairs administrator ever and the first Vietnam vet to head the department.
More than two dozen Democrats have called for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East as the Biden administration stands by its restrained approach to the crisis.
Following her arrest at the Georgia State Capitol, State Representative Park Cannon spoke out against the voting rights bill signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp.
The Greater Georgia organization intends to promote big tent policies within the GOP and to register and engage voters ahead of the 2022 midterms.
"It is imperative that Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2022 to have a balanced government," Perdue tweeted Tuesday.
The Republican lost his Senate seat in January against Georgia's other new Democratic senator, Jon Ossoff.
With white nationalism surging, it calls on Blacks and Jews of all backgrounds to rise together.
A new poll released Saturday by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows a majority of Georgia voters have unfavorable views of President Donald Trump, GOP Governor Brian Kemp and the Republican Party as a whole.
Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic Senators on Wednesday, giving her party slight control over the congressional upper chamber.
The addition of Ossoff and Warnock will give the Senate a 50-50 split, but Democrats will make up the majority as Harris will be responsible for casting any tie-breaking votes.
The two victories give Democrats majority control of the Senate, since Kamala Harris can break a tie vote.
"Although we won the general election, we came up short of Georgia's 50% rule, and now I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win," Perdue said.
Democrats are divided on the issue but the question is likely to come up again following Biden's inauguration.
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the projected Senate winners in Georgia's twin runoff elections, giving the Democratic Party control of the U.S. Senate, after promising to vote for $2,000 stimulus payments.
With Warnock and Ossoff now heading to the Senate, many progressives are hopeful that their wins will grant Democrats a smooth path forward in implementing a more left-leaning agenda.
If both Democrats win, the Republican Party will lose control of the Senate. The chamber would be split 50/50, between 48 Democrats and two independents who caucus with them, and 50 Republicans. President-elect Kamala Harris would provide a tie-breaker vote when needed.
The Democratic candidate said in a video address: "I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you."
The two Democrats expect to oust the Republicans in an outcome that would cost the GOP its majority in the Senate.
Republican Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue said Tuesday that the election could "come down to the difference of just a few votes in a few precincts across the state."
Georgia's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff may have had a slight advantage over incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue among independent voters in the runoff election, according to exit polling.
Despite a massive wave in early voting, voter turnout had slowed by Tuesday, including in the conservative region that broke heavily for Trump.
A betting odds website gave Democratic Jon Ossoff a 64 percent implied chance of winning and Raphael Warnock an implied 56 percent of winning.
Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue said that Tuesday's runoff elections "could come down to the difference of just a few votes in a few precincts across the state."
Georgia voters will decide the balance of power in Congress in twin Senate runoff elections on Tuesday.
Georgia is about to hold the most consequential runoff election in American history.
Amid relentless pressure from progressives, the president-elect shifted from his endorsement of no-check stimulus legislation. He now promises $2,000 stimulus checks—if Georgia Democrats win.
"In America, as our opposition friends are finding out, all power flows from the people," President-elect Joe Biden said Monday. "That's our history. That's our law, that's our tradition, that's our Constitution. That's our democracy."
E.W. Jackson said Georgia voters "will be bringing a curse" on the country if they elect the two Democratic Senate candidates.