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CBS46: Perdue Among Senate’s Most Absent Senators

“Senator Perdue has been among the Senate’s most absent members, skipping hearings, missing votes, sometimes in order to attend fundraisers.”
 

Atlanta, Ga. — Last night, CBS46 Atlanta exposed Sen. David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) abysmal attendance record in the Senate, reporting that Perdue is one of the Senate’s “most absent members” who skipped committee hearings to spend quality time with big-dollar GOP donors. 

CBS46’s reporting highlights how Perdue’s reputation as a “no-show” — including his refusal to show up to debate his opponent or host public town halls — extends to his responsibilities in the Senate. 

CBS46 reported that “Georgia Senator David Perdue has been a frequent no-show, missing important hearings on ISIS and terrorism in 2016, skipping half of the Agriculture Committee’s hearings on the 2018 Farm Bill, and missing a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.”

Perdue has been one of the least accessible Senators in Georgia history. He has never once held a public town hall since his election to the U.S. Senate, and after his disastrous debate performance in Savannah before the November 3 election, Perdue backed out of the final debate with Ossoff after Ossoff challenged his record of downplaying the coronavirus, fending off federal investigations, and lying about his position on taking away health care. Perdue has continued to refuse to debate Ossoff and duck interviews with the media

Meanwhile, Ossoff has run one of the most open and accessible statewide campaigns in Georgia history, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since launching his campaign in September 2019, Ossoff has hosted and attended over 35 town hall events. He continues to meet Georgians where they are to discuss the stakes of the January 5 runoff election and build a movement for Health, Jobs, and Justice, answer questions from the media, and be accountable to the people.

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Find key highlights from the reporting below.

  • “CBS 46 News has dug through the Congressional Record and found that Senator Perdue has been among the Senate’s most absent members, skipping hearings, missing votes, sometimes in order to attend fundraisers. 
  • “Georgia Senator David Perdue has been a frequent no-show, missing important hearings on ISIS and terrorism in 2016, skipping half of the Agriculture Committee’s hearings on the 2018 Farm Bill, and missing a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. 
  • “In 2018, Perdue skipped a banking committee hearing in order to host a fundraiser for Governor Brian Kemp. 
  • “In 2019, he missed two Senate hearings to attend fundraisers with wealthy donors. This one cost as much as $2,500.”


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