Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff went viral on Wednesday night after criticizing Republican Senator David Perdue’s record on health care and the COVID-19 pandemic at a televised debate.
The former investigative journalist told viewers that his rival had been “looking after” his own assets amid the pandemic while downplaying the threat posed by the virus. He also accused Perdue of trying to “end protections” for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
“You did say COVID-19 was no deadlier than the flu, you did say there would be no uptick in cases,” Ossoff said. “All the while, you were looking after your own assets, and your own portfolio. And you did vote four times to end protections for pre-existing conditions.”
David Perdue lined his own pockets – trading medical stocks and dumping casino shares – while he lied to us about the threat of a virus that’s now killed over 220,000 Americans.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020
“It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator” may be one of the best lines I’ve ever heard in a debate.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 29, 2020
Everyone should watch this, and then donate to @ossoff. And if you’re a resident of Georgia, vote for him.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 29, 2020
I’d like to report a murder. Jon Ossoff slays GOP opponent Perdue in Georgia US Senate debate. pic.twitter.com/RL2CrTPSMJ
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) October 29, 2020
Final word from Ossoff to Perdue: Dracarys pic.twitter.com/5xNqlHwogG
— Will (@Julant80) October 29, 2020