Yesterday, after Georgia veterans condemned Perdue’s silence on Donald Trump’s praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, David Perdue’s campaign responded — but instead of addressing the issue, derided the veterans’ concerns as a “false narrative” being pushed by the “liberal media.”
“Instead of condemning Trump’s praise for Putin, David Perdue dismissed valid concerns from veterans who called out his obedience to Donald Trump — that’s what his entire campaign is about. Perdue’s focus is on pleasing one man, not addressing the crucial issues impacting everyday Georgians. But to go beyond dismissing a valid concern and claim that criticism from Georgia veterans is coming from the ‘liberal media’ is shameful, even for David Perdue. Georgians need more than a Trump ‘yes man’ as governor — they need a leader who isn’t afraid to speak out and stand up for what’s right,” shared Max Flugrath, a spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Background: After Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin as “smart,” “savvy,” and a “genius,” Georgia veterans raised concerns about Perdue’s silence on the comments ahead of his campaign events with Donald Trump Jr. across the state. Beyond his refusal to denounce Trump’s praise of Putin, Perdue is running ads featuring the former president to support his campaign. On Saturday, Perdue also appeared alongside Marjorie Taylor Greene at her “Second Amendment and Freedom Rally” just days after her appearance at a white supremacist conference where attendees cheered on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and praised Adolf Hitler before Greene’s remarks.
Here’s what Georgians are seeing: