Mitch McConnell admitted Perdue was “getting hammered” over opposition to relief
Atlanta, Ga. — Today, after facing intense pressure from investigative journalist and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff, Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) has caved to supporting relief checks because he is worried about his re-election bid — not the people of Georgia. Perdue opposed even the initial round of checks, repeatedly expressed opposition to direct stimulus payments, and has ducked numerous calls to provide increased financial relief to Georgians, but now that his own neck is on the line, he is making one final desperate attempt to save his flailing re-election campaign.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of the CARES Act, Perdue has “personally opposed,” “fought against,” and doubled down on his opposition to direct stimulus checks for Georgians. Perdue has said he “held [his] nose” to vote for the initial coronavirus relief package and led the charge to cut unemployment benefits for Georgians.
Ossoff has repeatedly called directly on Perdue and Congress to deliver $2,000 in direct financial relief to struggling Americans and has blasted Perdue in ads, during interviews, and at campaign stops for opposing direct relief all year.
Recent reporting revealed that Mitch McConnell admitted Perdue was “getting hammered” over opposition to passing additional relief.
In response to Perdue’s 180 degree reversal, Ossoff released the following statement:
“David Perdue only cares about himself, not the people of Georgia. The people have needed help, but for the past year, David Perdue has opposed all direct relief for working Georgians even while he cashed out personally on the pandemic by trading medical stocks. He hasn’t had a change of heart — he’s exclusively focused on his own political survival. Georgians deserve a Senator who will always look out for them, not just when it’s politically convenient.”
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