Senator David Perdue Discusses Surge In Violent Crime In Atlanta, First TV Ads Of Re-Election Campaign
ATLANTA – Yesterday, U.S. Senator David Perdue joined Martha Zoller on WDUN Morning Talk and Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio to address the surge in violent crime in Atlanta and highlight his first two TV ads of his re-election campaign. Senator Perdue’s ads emphasize his commitment to defending the values that make America great and his efforts to pass police reform and strengthen trust between officers and the communities they serve.
LISTEN to David’s interview with Martha Zoller here.
On Surge In Violent Crime In Atlanta:
“It hurts my heart. My dad integrated one of the first school systems in Georgia. He was a teacher, and my mom was a teacher. My dad revered Martin Luther King Jr. He had me read the letter he wrote from his jail cell in Birmingham. Dr. King espoused peaceful change. He gave speeches, and he drove a movement behind that. I think he’d be disappointed in the way that peaceful movement has been overtaken by the radical left and the anarchists among us…31 people were shot and 5 died over the weekend in Atlanta. These aren’t peaceful protests that are causing this. These are outside agitators who want anarchy in the major cities, and all the major cities that we’re talking about are run by Democrats. If you want a view of a country that defunds the police and abolishes ICE, you would have anarchy.”
On Democrats’ Lawless, Socialist Agenda:
“Georgia’s first responders are the best in the country. The vast majority of people in uniform protect us honorably. We’ve had some isolated incidents, and those will be dealt with. On the other hand, we can’t defund the police, and that’s what the Democrats are trying to perpetrate right now. This lawlessness that you’re seeing in the major cities portends what could happen across our country if the Democrats take control. I hear it on the floor of the U.S. Senate every week that people really do want to get rid of the police, get rid of ICE, and defund the military.”
LISTEN to David’s interview with Brian Kilmeade here.
On The Need For Leadership In Atlanta:
“31 people were shot over the weekend in Atlanta. There are anarchists who want to go in the way of Seattle and Chicago. In Chicago over July 4th, 87 people were gunned down and 17 of them died. On Memorial Day, 80 people were shot in Chicago and 21 died…To have an 8-year-old girl shot down in the streets of Atlanta. Where is the outrage? This is unacceptable. I applaud the Governor for stepping up and bringing out the National Guard. It shouldn’t be necessary, but it is necessary…. It’s about time we had some leadership in the City of Atlanta.”
On Police Reform:
“I’m supportive of the JUSTICE Act in the Senate. The Democrats wouldn’t even let us put it on the floor to have a debate and amend it. They want this more as a political issue than they do a solution. We’re all for police reform, but the vast majority of police officers serve us honorably. We are receptive to reform, databases, training, and all the things that could make our communities safer. But the first thing we have to have is law and order.”
On Supporting Law Enforcement:
“Tragic events have happened across the country, but there are so many acts of heroism that our first responders do every day that go unnoticed. We have to make sure that the police have our support. The vast majority of them serve us honorably. Without them, we have examples from what’s happening right now. Look at Seattle in the zone where the police are not allowed…that’s ridiculous. These cities that we’re talking about are all run by Democrats. If you want a view of America if Joe Biden gets elected, just look at some of these cities. They thrive on anarchy right now.”
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