Sonny Perdue has claimed “This is not the time for growth” and that some farmers may not survive while backing the administration’s reckless trade war
ATLANTA — Today, as U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue speaks in Savannah about Georgia farming, Georgia Republicans continue to remain silent on his disastrous record and numerous insults to Georgia’s rural communities, such as his claim that, “This is not the time for growth,” and that small family farms may not survive.
Secretary Perdue’s offensive statements about farmers should come as no shock. He’s still standing behind this administration’s reckless trade war that could devastate Georgia’s agricultural economy, even after local farmers had to wait months as Washington Republicans failed to pass disaster relief for Hurricane Michael.
Instead of speaking up for rural Georgians, Georgia Republicans have stayed silent while Perdue has written-off small farms and rural communities across Georgia.
“At a time when our farmers are hurting because of Washington’s destructive trade war, Georgia Republicans are still silent on Secretary Perdue’s disastrous record for our rural communities,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Not only do Secretary Perdue’s insulting comments disparage the hard work of small farmers, but this administration’s reckless trade war puts rural Georgians’ livelihoods at risk.”