ICYMI: U.S. Senator David Perdue Discusses Delivering For Georgia With Fox 5 Atlanta
On Friday, U.S. Senator David Perdue joined Russ Spencer on Fox 5 Atlanta‘s “Road to November” to discuss his results for Georgia in the U.S. Senate, the importance of enforcing the law fairly, and other topics.
Watch David’s interview with Fox 5 Atlanta‘s Russ Spencer here.
“As a business guy with a 40 year business career, I believe that in many cases less government is better, less regulation is better, within reason. But there are some things that we need to do. We probably need to have some sort of protection for liability under the COVID-19 crisis to allow universities and high schools and restaurants to reopen without the fear of a frivolous lawsuit. If you look at the small businesses around the country and particularly here in Georgia, half of all workers in the country work for businesses that employ fewer than 500 employees. They were participants in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the average loan of the PPP program – almost half a trillion dollars has gone out since the program started – the average loan size to all those small businesses was $108,000. Any frivolous lawsuit on the back of them trying to turn around and get going again could be the difference between bankruptcy and actually making it, so that’s a big part that we’re going to work on.”
“When you don’t have a record to talk about or any real accomplishments, that’s what’s happens… We know the billionaires are providing dark money in this race right now. My opponent’s largest supporter is Stacey Abrams and that’s funded by dark money.”
On the Choice Voters Face this November:
“In my race and in the president’s race, the choice is going to be very simple: What kind of America do you want? Do you really want to go down the road that the Democrats are trying to perpetrate right now? A socialist regime where the federal government takes control of your healthcare, cuts back on the military, puts more regulations back in, takes over our capital formation, and really begins to destroy the two party system that we have. If you listen to what Chuck Schumer is saying, if they get the majority in the Senate, they want to undo the filibuster rule which means they could do anything they want with just 51 votes. Then he wants to add more seats to the Supreme Court. He wants to add DC and Puerto Rico as states, and they eventually want to get rid of the Electoral College. What they are describing is a one-party system that has never worked anywhere in the world, particularly in the 20th century with places like Venezuela, Cuba, and the Soviet Union.”
On Getting Results for Georgia:
“I was an outsider in ’14, and I’m still an outsider. I came to the U.S. Senate and did exactly what I told people I would do, and that is fight for the people of Georgia and influence the change to the direction of our country. We actually accomplished the best economic turnaround in U.S. history the first three years under President Trump. We re-engaged with our allies, and we told NATO to increase their military spending. We said to our trading partners you’ve got to give us equal access. We now have five trade deals. Under this turnaround we not only produced the highest middle-class income in America, but also the lowest unemployment in the African-American, Asian, and Hispanic communities ever measured. This turnaround reduced the debt curve by $2 trillion, prior to COVID-19. And the most important thing: under this turnaround two and a half million people pulled themselves out of poverty. Those are results that the American people know and appreciate. When you get into comparing who is the best to come to the Senate and represent the best interests of Georgia and make a difference, I’ll put my record up against my opponent’s.”
On Police Reform and the JUSTICE Act:
“These are tragic incidents that remind us this year that we still have a huge problem. I asked the question before the Senate the other day: how many black lives do we have to lose before we do something? There are two issues, one is the racial issue, and the other is how to enforce laws. We need to enforce laws fairly. That means that police officers demographically should look like the communities they serve. We need more de-escalation training. The third thing is that I think we need data to make sure we can track these bad instances and people who might be causing those, so they can’t go from one police force to another…To do this right, it should be bipartisan. Senator Tim Scott and I have a bill in the Senate – the JUSTICE act – and all we were trying to do was put that bill on the floor and let Democrats modify it with amendments.”
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