David Perdue is Ducking Yet Another Debate With Jon Ossoff
The president may not want to admit it, but the 2020 election is over. The more Donald Trump fails to provide any evidence to his claims the the vote was rigged, the faster the country will turn its eyes to Georgia. On January 6th, the state will have two senatorial elections. The winner of these elections will have control of the senate.
The match-up between Jon Ossoff and David Perdue was made possible when Perdue fell below 50% of Georgia’s vote count. And their race has been contentious. The first debate between the two went viral when Ossoff slammed Perdue for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic prompting Perdue to cancel the next debate. And now, the incumbent is ducking another debate that was set to take place before the January run-off.
The Atlanta Press Club was set to hold the debate on December 6th. They recently released a statement concerning Perdue’s decision. It read:
“The Atlanta Press Club’s Loudermilk-Young Debate Series is disappointed that Sen. David Perdue has decided to not participate in his debate. Jon Ossoff has confirmed his participation, so according to our rules, we will proceed with the debate and Sen. Perdue will be represented by an empty podium. That is not our preference. The Atlanta Press Club works hard to provide a platform for all candidates running for public office.”
David Perdue lined his own pockets – trading medical stocks and dumping casino shares – while he lied to us about the threat of a virus that's now killed over 220,000 Americans.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020
The Press Club closed its statement, “In that spirit, we hope Sen. Perdue will change his mind. We will leave the door open for him to participate in our Dec. 6 debate.”