ATLANTA — Nearly two weeks after Senator David Perdue was forced into a January runoff, he has still refused to take questions from Georgia voters or the media, sparking backlash among local news. In Perdue’s first and only public appearance since Election Day, Perdue failed to even acknowledge the threat COVID-19 still poses to Georgians’ health or why he deserves to be re-elected to a second term.
“NEWS ANCHOR: While we have requested interviews with the Perdue campaign over the past few days, so far Perdue has stayed silent.”
“NEWS ANCHOR: We heard from one of Senator Perdue’s representatives and they said his schedule was full, but they will keep us posted when it clears up.”
“NEWS ANCHOR: Ossoff has called on Perdue to join him for three live, televised debates before the runoff election, Perdue yet to respond to that.”
“NEWS ANCHOR: While we’ve asked the Perdue campaign for several interviews since Election Day, so far they’ve chosen not to speak publicly.”
“The entire country is looking at Georgia’s runoff and Senator Perdue has yet to answer to voters about critical issues like getting this virus under control or protecting pre-existing conditions,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While Jon Ossoff is speaking to voters across the state, Perdue’s been largely quiet and hasn’t taken questions from the media. Georgians are done having an absent senator.”