There are many incumbent Republican senators who are considered good bets to lose their seats this year. That includes Maine’s Susan Collins, Arizona’s Martha McSally and Colorado’s Cory Gardner.
While Georgia is rapidly turning purple, Senator David Perdue still seemed likely to hold on to his seat. But man has Perdue had a terrible run of viral moments lately. And it looks like he’s going to be going underground until the election comes
Last week, the Georgia Republican intentionally mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name despite being a colleague of hers for a number of years. The racist moment, caught on video quickly went viral.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 24, 2020
Last night, Perdue engaged in a debate with Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. It would be an understatement to say that the Liberal won the debate. Ossoff slammed the Republican saying:
“Perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID-19 pandemic if you hadn’t been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading. It’s not just that you’re a crook, senator, it’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent.”
It’s no surprise that Perdue doesn’t want to come face to face against the fierce debater again. Ossoff tweeted on Thursday, “BREAKING: Senator Perdue just cancelled our final debate. At last night’s debate, millions saw that Perdue had no answers when I called him out on his record of blatant corruption, widespread disease, and economic devastation. Shame on you, Senator.”
BREAKING: Senator Perdue just cancelled our final debate.
At last night's debate, millions saw that Perdue had no answers when I called him out on his record of blatant corruption, widespread disease, and economic devastation.
Shame on you, Senator.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comic books and spending time at the shore with his family.