NEW: Perdue Reveals Trial Priorities: “Get the President Re-Elected and Keep the Majority in the Senate” — Not Uphold “Impartial Justice”

January 30, 2020

Perdue’s reckless comments come after he preemptively vowed to “vote down” any impeachment charges before a Senate trial “even if there was this quid pro quo”

ATLANTA — Today, Senator David Perdue revealed he once again is putting partisanship and politics before his oath to do “impartial justice” in the ongoing Senate trial, stating, “I have two priorities, one is get the president re-elected and keep the majority in the Senate.”

Perdue’s comments come after he has already pledged to stand with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to cover up for President Donald Trump, vowing even before the Senate trial began he would “vote down” any impeachment charges “even if there was this quid pro quo.”

“Senator David Perdue can’t even pretend to care about fulfilling his constitutional oath and his commitment to Georgians,” said Alex Floyd spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “His comments today reveal what Georgians have known all along — that Perdue’s only priority is scoring political points for his party, not upholding the rule of law.”

Read more about Republicans’ attempts to avoid a fair hearing of first-hand witnesses and evidence:

POLITICO: At-risk Republicans push for swift end to Senate trial

  • The pressure to end the debate in the president’s impeachment trial is coming from a closely-watched contingent: Senate Republicans up for re-election in battleground states.
  • “I have two priorities, one is get the president re-elected and keep the majority in the Senate,” added Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).
  • Senate Democrats have made a concerted effort to push for witnesses during the impeachment trial, including Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
  • The New York Times reported Sunday that Bolton revealed in his upcoming book that Trump told him directly that he withheld almost $400 million in aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to help investigate his political rivals.

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