Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler-campaigning as Trump loyalists-touted the bill, and they both voted for it. The morning after the bill was passed, Perdue ran an advertisement telling Georgians that he “provided” billions of dollars in Covedy relief and direct checks to those in need, his Democratic opponent Jon Jon Ossoff is now calling for his removal because Trump has not signed the legislation.
Instead, Trump continues to complain about the bill, creating uncertainty for the 12 million Americans who are about to lose their unemployment benefits. Perdue and Loeffler have not yet said whether they agree to the president̵
7;s request. The president asked for a direct payment of $2,000 instead of the $600 in the bill.
Perdue did not even respond to the president’s call for additional checks, despite having asked him about his campaign and office many times. Now, Osov is trying to pressure the senator for his position. On Saturday, Ossoff’s campaign sent a letter to Atlanta TV, calling on them to remove Perdue’s ads to promote the passage of the relief bill. The Ossoff campaign argued that because Trump has not yet signed the legislation, Perdue’s claim that he “provided relief” was “unquestionably wrong.” Democrats said he supported the bill, but even before Trump asked for an increase of $2,000 in payment, he still called the $600 figure a “joke.”
The Perdue campaign did not respond to CNN’s question on the status of their advertising on Saturday, and they once again ignored the question about the senator’s position in Trump’s call for amendments to the bill.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Loeffler stated that she is willing to accept the idea of a larger check, but she believes that other parts of the package must be cut to accommodate the cost.
Loveller said: “I certainly support the redirection of any wasted spending to very targeted families and businesses affected by this virus, and these families and businesses are not at fault.”
Trump’s signals on the relief bill are mixed, but it’s just one of the cautious messages that the Republican Party is trying to convey when trying to seize these two seats and maintain control of the majority. example. United States Senate.
Trump vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act last week, which was supported by Loeffler and Perdue, and established the first possible veto for the presidency. Trump also continued to undermine Georgia’s voting system and persistently attacked the Republican leader who used the November general election under his state. He lost the president-elect Biden. His words put the Republican Party in a difficult position, demanding that his supporters come out to participate in the two runoff elections on January 5. At the same time, he baselessly claimed that the voting system there was riddled with fraud.