The news comes as America is just 32 days away from the presidential election and 13 days out from the next scheduled presidential debate.
Georgia leaders began to react early Friday morning as they got the news.
Governor Brian Kemp weighed in early.
As did Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who battled COVID-19 earlier this year:
And more, from U.S. Sen. David Perdue:
President Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture, former governor Sonny Perdue, Tweeted this:
And U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler offered:
Moments later, Loeffler added this more political Tweet to her campaign Twitter feed:
One of Loeffler’s Democratic challengers, Rev. Raphael Warnock, had well wishes for the president:
And the House delegation also weighed in quickly Friday morning. Here’s Rep. Barry Loudermilk:
And Rep. Doug Collins:
And Rep. Buddy Carter:
Among the candidates on the November ballot, one Tweet in particular is getting a great deal of attention-- this one from state Sen. Nikema Williams, Democratic Party of Georgia chairwoman and the Democratic nominee to succeed the late Rep. John Lewis for a full two-year term in the 5th district:
Marjorie Taylor Greene, GOP nominee for the 14th district open seat Tweeted:
Carolyn Bordeaux, the Democrat in the 7t congressional district race, took a less partisan tack, and also added a word for health care professionals:
While some, like State Rep. Josh McLaurin, D-Sandy Springs, had a larger message about the country itself: