AJC: David Perdue, Where Art Thou?

December 29, 2020

“Catching up with U.S. Sen. David Perdue is no small feat”

“Interviews with Sen. Perdue are even harder to come by than an invite to a campaign event”

ATLANTA — Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shined a light on former corporate CEO Senator David Perdue’s pattern of hiding from Georgia voters and the media. The AJC noted that “catching up” with Perdue is “no small feat,” and interviews with the Senate’s most prolific stock trader are “even harder to come by than an invite to a campaign event.” Yet, Perdue will sell access to meetings on his private island for a $7,500 contribution

The scrutiny on Perdue’s frequent absence comes amid heavy criticism for Perdue’s shady stock trades in industries he oversees and the already “potentially tough decision” Trump’s most loyal senator has to make as he has refused to say whether he will override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act that includes a pay raise for our servicemembers.

Throughout his entire campaign, Perdue has been criticized for his record of ducking accountability and has been a “frequent no-show” in Washington as one of “the Senate’s most absent members.” 

“Senator Perdue is afraid to face Georgians because the more they learn about him, the more they understand his priority is only looking out for himself and his wealth,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians won’t be voting for Perdue and more corruption in this runoff because he attempts to duck accountability at every turn.”

AJC: David Perdue, Where Art Thou?

  • “Catching up with U.S. Sen. David Perdue is no small feat lately. Although the Senator is on what he describes as a 125-town statewide bus tour, for all but the largest events with other Republicans, his campaign alerts only GOP supporters and a few local media outlets in advance. The general public and most reporters learn about them through Perdue’s Twitter feed later.”
  • “Even reliable Republican voters say they’re missing events because they didn’t know Perdue was in town. And when he has appeared in metro Atlanta, he has avoided taking questions from reporters, including one recent event in Cumming where he left U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler to face the cameras alone.”
  • “Interviews with Sen. Perdue are even harder to come by than an invite to a campaign event.”

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