Perdue spent the early months of the pandemic downplaying the threat posed by COVID-19
ATLANTA — Today, in a Fox News interview, Senator David Perdue showed he’s only looking out for himself, claiming he has “more at stake here than anybody,” as the U.S. COVID-19 death toll reaches nearly 300,000. Perdue’s tone-deaf remark reflects his selfish priorities – campaigning for himself rather than the thousands of Georgians who remain out of work or without health care due to his failed leadership, and the millions of Georgians who are still waiting on much-needed additional relief.
While key pandemic programs are set to expire at the end of the month, putting more than 330,000 Georgia workers at risk of losing their unemployment benefits, Perdue has failed to deliver desperately needed additional relief for working families. Perdue “personally opposed” stimulus checks for Georgians and led the fight to cut unemployment insurance – all while looking out for his corporate donors and making a series of shady stock trades to profit from the pandemic.
When it came to his big corporate backers, Perdue joined Republican efforts to push foran aid bill with a multi-billion dollar slush fund for big corporations with little accountability or independent oversight, yet Perdue let the $600 weekly emergency unemployment insurance relief expire on his watch.
“Senator Perdue finally admitted that he’s running for reelection to protect himself and his wealth, not Georgians who lost their jobs or health care coverage in this pandemic due to no fault of their own,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgia voters can see clearly that Perdue is only out for himself, which is why he will lose his reelection bid in January.”