Perdue Refuses to Call On McConnell to Vote For $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Exposing His Campaign Stunt

December 31, 2020

Prior to this campaign stunt, Perdue “personally opposed” stimulus checks all year

ATLANTA — Today, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a bill to increase the recently passed stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 for the third day in a row, despite bipartisan support from President Trump and Congressional Democrats, Senator David Perdue has refused to call on McConnell to allow a vote on delivering $2,000 in  direct payments to Americans –– exposing his claim to support increased checks for the last minute stunt to save his struggling campaign that it is.

Perdue has opposed stimulus checks and direct pandemic aid to workers since the beginning of the pandemic, making clear that he “personally opposed” and “fought against” direct relief for Georgians on a dozen separate occasions.

11Alive noted that Perdue 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.” And when a CNN reporter attempted to catch up with Perdue at his campaign events, 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.

“If Senator Perdue were really in favor of increased stimulus checks, he would tell Mitch McConnell to stop playing politics and deliver on pandemic aid to Georgia’s families,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue won’t call on McConnell to hold a vote because his claim to support $2,000 checks is a political stunt –– and he’s only looking out for himself during this pandemic, not Georgians.”

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