Perdue Dodges Questions On His 11th Hour Campaign Flip Flop On Stimulus Checks

December 30, 2020

Perdue vocally opposed stimulus checks and direct pandemic aid for workers all year

ATLANTA — After eight months of consistent criticism from Jon Ossoff for spending the entire pandemic opposing stimulus checks and direct pandemic aid to struggling Americans, former corporate CEO Senator David Perdue caved to Democrats’ call to embrace $2,000 stimulus checks –– but only as an 11th hour campaign stunt to try and fool Georgians and save his flailing campaign. Perdue has refused to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hold a vote on the bipartisan, House-passed stimulus checks increase, making it clear he has no intentions of actually delivering increased relief to struggling Georgians.

11Alive highlighted Perdue’s last minute “caving in to pressure from Democrats,” noting Perdue likely doesn’t support increased stimulus checks since he hasn’t “publicly gone as far as calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote,” nor has he said he would “leave the campaign trail and head back to Washington if a vote was held.”

Yesterday, a CNN reporter attempted to catch up with Perdue at one of his campaign events but Perdue repeatedly ignored the reporter when asked if he would return to Washington or call on McConnell to hold a vote for $2,000 stimulus checks.

“Senator Perdue’s last minute ploy to save his losing campaign proves he’s in a very weak position heading into January’s runoff,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue will say anything to get re-elected, and Georgians know he is all talk, no action when it comes to delivering adequate pandemic relief.”

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