After blocking first-hand witness testimony and critical documents, Perdue and Loeffler stick to their pre-trial pledge to back a White House cover-up over uncovering the truth
ATLANTA — Today, Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler again stood with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to vote for a White House cover-up after blocking first-hand witness testimony, subpoenas for critical documents, and committing to vote against any charges since Day 1.
Perdue said that he would “vote down” impeachment charges “even if there was this quid pro quo” while bragging that his only priorities in this trial were to “get the president re-elected and keep the majority in the Senate.”
Loeffler meanwhile became so desperate to prove herself to the White House in the face of an intra-party conservative challenge that she resorted to attacking her own Senate colleagues, slamming her former “friend” Senator Mitt Romney after his bipartisan call for first-hand witness testimony.
Rather than fighting to uncover the truth in this trial, Perdue and Loeffler served as rubber stamps for McConnell who pledged from the onset to “take [his] cues from the president’s lawyers” — not uphold “impartial justice.”
“Today, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler put scoring political points ahead of their sworn constitutional duties,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than upholding their oath to do ‘impartial justice,’ Perdue and Loeffler spent the entire trial doing Mitch McConnell’s bidding instead of allowing for a fair hearing of evidence and first-hand witness testimony.”
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