On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff faced off in a debate for the special election of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. As part of the debate, the participants each asked each other one question. As such, Handel shocked Ossoff with her question.
Handel asked, “So Jon, I guess what I would like to know is, exactly who are you going to vote for in this election?”
Handel asked Ossoff this question because Ossoff does not live within the district and is therefore unable to vote in it.
In dismay, Ossoff paused and then asked Handel, “Is that the question?”
Ossoff, age 30, argues that he is addressing the issue of his residency “transparently” during the election. Ossoff grew up in Georgia and is now living near Emory University because his fiancée currently enrolled in medical school there.
Ossoff said of his fiancée, “I’m proud to be supporting her career, even if I take a little bit of political heat for it.”
Furthermore, Ossoff claims that the constituents of the 6th district are not preoccupied with the fact that he does not live in the area. Also, Handel, age 55, grew up in Washington D.C.
“Actually, it is of concern to the people of the 6th District that you do not live in our community,” responded Handel.
She added, “And while I was born in Washington, D.C., I didn’t get to pick where I was born, but the fact is I’ve been in Georgia for almost as long as you’ve even been alive.”
The former Representative Tom Price was appointed to the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services which led to the special election. Politico reported that this race will generate the most costly campaign ever for the House of Representatives.
First reported by The Blaze.