Georgia Runoff Dem. Ossoff Takes Center Stage as Sen. Perdue Sits Out Debate

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In Georgia, there are two ongoing runoff races that will determine the Senate’s majority control: the race between Sen. David Perdue vs. Jon Ossoff and that of Sen. Kelly Loeffler vs. Raphael Warnock.

While Loffler and Warnock faced off in an Atlanta Press Club-sponsored debate last night, Ossoff merely answered questions from the moderators. This happened due to Sen. Perdue’s refusal to debate the Georgia Democrat again.

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In fact, Perdue’s Senate campaign issued a statement weeks ago, affirming that he wouldn’t participate in any more debates against Ossoff, due to the Democrat’s misrepresentations and dishonesty.

While Ossoff answered moderators’ questions last night, he seized every opportunity to attack Perdue, despite faltering in his own talking points, confirms Newsmax.

What Ossoff Showed Georgians Last Night

During Sunday night’s event, Ossoff was asked by a moderator about why he opposed PPP and the CARES Act (the latter being a program that his own father reaped benefits from).

Rather than giving an honest and intelligent answer, Ossoff professed that he didn’t want to get “bogged down in the details.” This lead to criticism from Perdue’s campaign which trashed Ossoff as “unprepared” and “unserious.”

Along with evading questions, the Georgia Democrat also spent a lot of time going after Perdue. Ossoff blasted the incumbent senator for “astonishing arrogance” due to Perdue’s decision not to debate him anymore; the Georgia Democrat also levied debunked accusations of insider stock trading against Perdue.

This resulted in the moderators informing Ossoff that federal legal officials have not found Perdue guilty of any wrongdoing.

Criticisms from Republicans Across America

Ossoff’s performance on Sunday night engendered massive criticism from Republicans across the country.

GOP members rushed to warn that electing the Georgia Democrat into the Senate would engender the rise of socialism in America. Ossoff also continues to come under fire for his ties to radical congressional Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

During Ossoff’s time on stage last night, he didn’t make any statements that seemed to change the minds of those who oppose his candidacy. In Georgia, early voting for the senatorial special elections commences in precisely one week.

What did you think about the answers Jon Ossoff gave to Georgia moderators last night? Do you believe Sen. Perdue will win re-election into Congress? Let us know what you think about the Georgia runoffs in the comments section below!