Republican Georgia Sens. Perdue and Loeffler have changed positions to support $ 2,000 stimulus checks for every American.
Perdue changed his position, falsely accusing the Democrats of not having major checks:
Senator David Perdue, who labeled stimulus checks socialism, freaked and now supports the $ 2,000 stimulus checks, accusing the Democrats of not getting them passed sooner, which is absurdly wrong. pic.twitter.com/4cGgou6dUk
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 29, 2020
Perdue’s claims that Democrats blocked more impulses are ridiculous to anyone who was paying attention. Democrats have tried to stimulate the American people more since the House passed the HEROES bill in May, but they have been blocked by McConnell and his Senate Republican majority for more than seven months.
Kelly Loeffler, Georgia’s other Republican senator who is in a runoff election, now also supports the $ 2,000 check:
Signs of Politics: Perdue and Loeffler * both * for Trump’s $ 2,000 check. https://t.co/Jc4ECDq7CV
– Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) December 29, 2020
Loeffler and Perdue are desperate to hold onto their seats, so they are trying to mislead Georgia voters into supporting increased incentives when the opposite is the case. Perdue and Loeffler have spent their campaigns comparing stimulus checks to socialism.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democratic efforts to postpone the time to consider the bill, but the bill itself has not yet been blocked.
The only way for any American to get the help they need is for Loeffler and Perdue to both lose their Senate runoffs.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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