Former Republican Senator David Perdue has decided not to run for the Senate in 2022. This is a clear surface after a meeting with former President Donald Trump in recent days.
A source close to Mr. Perud denied that the meeting between the two was related to his decision not to participate in the meeting, but he said that the meeting held in Malaguera was “not going well”. New York Times.
Washington, DC reporter Maggie Haberman New York TimesOn Tuesday he wrote, “Perdue had dinner with Trump and played golf with Trump for a long time. It didn’t go well.”
She added: “People close to Perdue said that in the end, he and his wife were uncomfortable with another campaign.”
Mr. Perdue said on Tuesday that the decision was “personal”
Mr. Perdue wrote in the statement: “After much prayer and reflection, Bonnie and I have decided not to participate in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Georgia.”
Mr. Perdue added: “I believe that anyone who wins the Republican primary election next year will defeat the Democratic candidate in the general election, and I will do everything I can to achieve this goal.”
He last week, he will run again in 2022, when the Senate seat won Rafael Warnock on January 5 is recommended for the election. Mr. Perdue lost to Jon Ossoff in another Senate final election on January 5.
Mr. Perdue’s decision provided a possible rematch for Mr. Warnock and Mr. Kelly Loeffler. After Senator Johnny Isakson stepped down, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed Mr. Warnock and Mr. Kelly Loeffler in 2019. They served as Senator for more than a year before losing their seats.
At that time, the Republican Party was still divided on the direction of future development. According to reports, the former president told Mr. Perdu last week that he hoped to “retribute” the criticism of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell). New York Times report.
According to reports, Mr. McConnell is different from several Trump allies in Congress. He refused to meet with the former president in Malagu, which may establish a power struggle behind the scenes for the 2022 mid-term elections and the 2024 general election.
Mr. McConnell lost the title of majority leader of the Senate after the 2020 general election and two Senate elections in Georgia in January, which transferred control of the upper house to the Democratic Party.