Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff blasted U.S. Sen David Perdue (R-Ga.) for failing to point out up at their debate in Atlanta Sunday, calling him a “coward” who displayed “astonishing arrogance.”
Perdue stated final month he wouldn’t take part, so Ossoff turned their scheduled showdown right into a one-man present. The two are vying for one of many two U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election.
Ossoff accused the absent incumbent of downplaying the coronavirus.
“The reason that we are losing thousands of people per day to this virus is because of the arrogance of politicians like David Perdue,” Ossoff stated. “So arrogant that he disregarded public health expertise and so arrogant that he’s not with us here today to answer questions. It shows an astonishing arrogance and sense of entitlement for Georgia’s senior U.S. senator to believe he shouldn’t have to debate at a moment like this in our history.”
Ossoff additionally accused the incumbent of ducking the controversy to keep away from explaining inventory trades he made after receiving personal briefings in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ossoff known as it “a strange situation to be asking a question of a sitting United States senator who is not here to debate, as he asks for the votes of the people to be reelected.”
He stated Perdue maybe didn’t really feel he may deal with himself in debate or maybe is anxious he might “incriminate himself.”
Ossoff stated Perdue may have answered questions “if the senator were not too much of a coward.”
Perdue’s marketing campaign stated Ossoff “lost the debate against himself,” 11 Alive reported.
Ossoff known as Perdue “a crook” in an trade that went viral from a earlier debate.
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