ATLANTA — Today, Senator David Perdue is slated to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Washington allies for a high-dollar fundraiser where guests are expected to spend as much as $41,000 for access to Perdue’s “stealth” campaign, resurfacing criticism of his previous high-dollar “Boardroom” events where donors could “get special access” to Perdue.
After downplaying the threat of the pandemic, Perdue and McConnell spent much of the year fighting against critical COVID relief for Georgians, playing politics with people’s lives as Georgians lost their jobs and health care coverage. Perdue and McConnell’s lockstep commitment to partisan obstruction during a time of crisis is just one example of the endless gridlock a McConnell Senate would embody if Perdue is re-elected in January.
The wealthy donor event comes amid intense national scrutiny against Perdue for lying to Georgians about having direct input on his stock trades. Yesterday’s report by the New York Times revealed that Perdue is the Senate’s “most prolific stock trader by far,” making 2,596 trades in just six years, roughly equal to the combined trading volume of the next five most active traders in the Senate.
“Senator Perdue and McConnell failed to deliver desperately needed relief during this pandemic while workers and families suffered,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Now, instead of working to ensure Georgians have economic relief, they’re meeting with wealthy donors who fund their agenda of endless partisan obstruction. Voters across Georgia are tired of Perdue’s backward priorities and won’t be sending him back to Washington.”