TALKING ROCK, Ga. – With mere days left until the 2020 Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, candidates are making their final push around the state, and Republican Senator David Perdue has also been following the trend as he made a series of stops over the weekend, one of those in Gilmer County at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery.
Perdue spoke about Sonny Perdue’s defeat of Roy Barnes in the early 2000’s saying that the same could happen now as a major race for senate and a major race for the presidency. He warned voters not to be complacent, or his supporters could see the same thing happen with an upset in the election turning the Senate seat back over to the Democrats with Jon Ossoff.
Perdue said the vote this year is about the political ethos of the Democrats, not about the individual candidates. He mentioned poverty levels decreasing, a resurgence in economy, and the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as just part of the legacy of President Donald Trump and the Republicans so far. He called for voters to maintain the way things are and avoid the “Far Left” as it would be a hard “Left hand turn” against the people.
Giving much of the importance to the presidential election, Perdue pushed for people to get out to vote and support him in the Senate Election as well. This seemed to echo his actions as well as Perdue cancelled his appearance at a final debate with Ossoff. According to reports, he will instead be attending a Trump Rally.
Called a “cowardly move” in other news, Perdue replied to the questions about his cancellation saying, “We’ve had two debates. We heard the same thing from Jon Ossoff out of both of them.”
Perdue went on to comment that with so many lies in the debates that he had heard, he wanted to focus on Trump’s appearance and on getting voters out to support the election. When asked about Ossoff’s comments, Perdue stated, “He’s done that for six months. He has not defended his own agenda which includes defunding the police, open borders, sanctuary cities, he wants to close down two military bases, he wants the Green New Deal, and he wants the Federal Government to take away our private healthcare insurance. He’s not going to talk about any of that. So, what he’s done is, basically, slung mud at me with lies that have all been refuted, by the way. The things that he needs to own up to right now are the agenda and the things that he has lied to the people of Georgia about.”
He reiterated that he felt that the Senate race has had its full discourse, and it is time to trust the voters in Georgia and move, at this time, to efforts to get everyone out to vote.