AJC: “Perdue, who cut an ad Tuesday praising the virtues of the relief package, declined repeated requests… for comment on his stance.”
After months of demanding action from Perdue and the Senate, Ossoff has championed calls for $2,000 direct stimulus checks
Atlanta, Ga. — Following President Trump’s demands for the U.S. Congress to pass $2,000 stimulus checks, Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) continues to remain silent, ducking reporters’ questions and refusing to say if he would fight to deliver additional relief to Georgia families.
After Perdue took a victory lap for voting for a paltry $600 stimulus check — which comes after months of obstructing relief and fighting against the first round of $1,200 stimulus checks — Trump slammed the bill and called for more substantial relief.
Since then, Perdue has been completely silent and is now refusing to answer reporter’s questions as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Perdue’s aides “declined repeated requests for… comment on his stance.”
Ossoff, on the other hand, has called directly on Congress to deliver $2,000 in direct financial relief to struggling Americans, telling CNN that “President Trump is as ever, erratic and all over the place, but on this point tonight, he’s right. $600 is a joke. They should send $2,000 checks to the American people right now because people are hurting.”
He doubled down on his demands yesterday, telling the AJC that $600 stimulus checks are “a slap in the face to people who are hurting right now who can’t put food on the table, afford prescriptions, make the car payment, make the house payment — through no fault of their own — while the U.S. Senate has blocked relief for the last eight months.”
Ossoff has made delivering direct financial relief a cornerstone of his campaign, blasting Perdue in ads, during interviews, and at campaign stops for being “personally opposed” to and having “fought against” the initial round of $1,200 stimulus checks.
Recent reporting revealed that Mitch McConnell admitted Perdue was “getting hammered” over Congress’ failure to pass additional relief.
Georgia voters now deserve to know if Perdue will back calls to pass $2,000 stimulus checks or if he will continue to obstruct aid and stand in the way of desperately needed relief.
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