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A recent 11 Alive report showed that last year Perdue’s campaign promised “access” to big donors — and he chose them over a key hearing on military housing conditions
ATLANTA — Today marks the one year anniversary of Senator David Perdue putting his wealthy donors ahead of military families and skipping a critical oversight hearing focused on the poor housing conditions at facilities like Georgia’s Fort Benning to attend a high-dollar donor event.
A recent 11 Alive report revealed Perdue’s decision to flake on his senatorial responsibilities to meet in secret with his “Boardroom” of donors who were “buying access” with their campaign contributions. A year ago today, Perdue made his priorities clear when he was the only member of the sub-committee to skip a critical hearing on the poor housing conditions facing military families like those at Fort Benning.
“All of that money pouring in…also spotlights Senator Perdue – who skipped a Senate committee meeting. The reason for missing the meeting? He was attending a donor event instead.”
“Perdue is a member of the sub-committee. Perdue missed the three hour meeting according to a transcript.”
“The ‘boardroom’ meeting with campaign donors started at 4 p.m. And Perdue joined them while the Senate sub-committee hearing continued, in his absence, a few blocks away.”
“[UGA Professor Charles Bullock:] ‘Missing a committee meeting…that directly impacts your constituency for a fundraiser? Probably not a smart idea.’”
“Perdue’s office released a statement…the statement did not address his scheduling that day nearly a year ago. We tried for days, but never got to chat with the senator.”
“Big donor lackey David Perdue has made it clear that he will always put the wealthy and well-connected ahead of everyday Georgians,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “In 2020, Georgia voters are ready to hold Senator Perdue accountable for his out-of-touch priorities that let wealthy campaign contributors buy access to his time while he skipped out on his obligations to military families.”
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