Sen. David Perdue to campaign virtually as Sen. Tim Scott makes stop in Savannah

Sen. David Perdue to campaign virtually as Sen. Tim Scott makes stop in Savannah
Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign stop at Peachtree Dekalb Airport on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Source: AP Photo/John Bazemore)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - While Jon Ossoff is out campaigning around the state, Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue will campaign virtually.

The senator and his wife have been in quarantine since New Year’s Eve after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

“Regardless of how people feel about November, they’ve got to get out an vote in January,” said. Sen. Perdue.

Amidst claims of widespread voter fraud in Georgia, by President Donald Trump and other GOP lawmakers, Sen. Perdue is calling on Republicans to show up to the polls, saying America’s future depends on it.

“If we don’t, the Democrats will take control and they’ll get total control, and they’ll undue everything President Trump and we have done in the last four years. Then they will perpetuate this leftist, socialist agenda,” said Sen. Perdue.

An agenda, Perdue said, includes stacking the Supreme Court, opening borders to illegal immigrants, taking away private healthcare, and defunding the police and military.

“My opponent, Jon Ossoff, wants to cut our military again, closing two bases in Georgia which would cost 26,000 jobs,” he explained.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott stopped in Savannah Sunday to campaign for Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler, reminding the crowd that the country if watching how Georgians vote in the runoffs.

“If we do our part, we will prove to America why it is good to put your hopes and your future in the hands of Georgians,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Georgia’s two senate runoffs will determine what party controls the U.S. Senate.

According to Perdue, if Republicans continue to hold onto the Senate majority, Americans can expect more help.

“One of the immediate things would be to look at liability protections and other things we need to do to help people survive the backend of this crisis,” said Perdue.

Senator Perdue said he and his wife have no COVID-19 symptoms. They tested negative for the virus Sunday morning.

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