Once again, Perdue downplays virus threat to score political points in a complete 180 from 2014 Ebola rhetoric
ATLANTA — With Georgia continuing to face a growing coronavirus outbreak that appears to be “on the brink of spiraling out of control,” Senator David Perdue apparently has little concern, telling CNN in a new report, “we’ve done everything we could” to fight the virus.
When confronted by CNN about his criticism of the Obama administration’s response to Ebola compared to his effusive praise of Trump’s response to a pandemic that has killed nearly 147,000 Americans, Perdue called the 2014 outbreak “a totally different situation” than today’s coronavirus pandemic, as the number of hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus continue to rise in Georgia. Perdue has repeatedly downplayed the coronavirus threat even as he was caught trading stocks early on in the pandemic and investing in “a chemical company that supplies personal protective equipment.”
Perdue already left a reporter “baffled” earlier this month when he claimed that “things in Georgia are going as well as they could be expected” as the state was “headed for a crisis.” Clearly, Perdue is still content to write off the worsening outbreak across the state no matter how bad the situation gets for Georgians.
“It’s shameful that Senator David Perdue would continue to downplay the coronavirus pandemic for political reasons rather than be honest with Georgians about the threat from this growing outbreak,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Once again, Perdue puts politics first — and Georgians’ health care second.”
Read the full report on Perdue’s coronavirus whitewashing: