Like most Republicans in the senate, David Perdue has long stood against a second COVID stimulus payment. But Donald Trump threw a bomb into the GOP last week when he started to push for a $2,000 check for American families.
Perdue and fellow Georgia Republican, Kelly Loeffler, are facing a special election in early January. And since they need his support, they have both gone along with Trump and supported the new payment request. Perdue’s opponent, Jon Ossoff said on Wednesday morning that the GOP lawmaker will say anything to win.
Ossoff began by telling the Morning Joe panel, “David Perdue was lining his own pockets buying medical and vaccine stocks to profit from this pandemic. Who, as you just pointed out, in those clips, has opposed direct relief this entire time.”
The senate candidate continued:
“What’s happening in just a few days? An election. And Perdue’s in trouble because Georgia voters are standing up in record numbers to remove him from office. So he’s flipped his position at the very last minute, but he doesn’t mean any of this. He’s just another dime a dozen politician who will say whatever he has to say when an election arrives to try to win re-election. If he meant this, he’d be on the floor for the Senate demanding McConnell put up the House bill, a clean $2k check authorization for an up or down vote.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
"If he meant this, he'd be on the floor for the Senate demanding McConnell put up the House bill, a clean $2k check authorization for an up or down vote." pic.twitter.com/8feZ5e5x9i
— Miryam Lipper (@MiryamLipper) December 30, 2020
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