AJC: Perdue “might have to part ways with President Trump on one major issue”
ATLANTA — Today, after the U.S. House voted to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Senate’s “most prolific stock trader” David Perdue is in a tough spot after he voted in favor of the NDAA but has “been silent” about whether he would vote to override Trump’s veto and support funding for programs at military installations across Georgia and a pay raise for servicemembers.
As Trump’s most loyal senator, the veto adds to the “bit of an odd spot” Perdue is in with Trump’s demands for $2,000 stimulus checks. Perdue has refused to commit to supporting the increased stimulus checks even after Trump called the $600 stimulus checks Perdue touted “ridiculously low.” Last week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Perdue “declined repeated requests” for comment and 11Alive reached out to Perdue’s campaign but hadn’t “heard back yet.”
“Senator Perdue has been completely silent on whether he’ll break with Trump and support Georgia’s military families and servicemembers or once again cling to his blind loyalty to Trump,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians are tired of Perdue keeping voters in the dark while he remains an absent Senator who only looks out for himself.”
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