This piece of video from the recent Senatorial debate between Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff and Republican Senator David Perdue has gone viral. In it, Ossoff very sharply calls out Senator Perdue for his votes to end the ACA and its protections for pre-existing conditions and neatly puts it in a frame consisting of Republican lies about Covid-19 and personal profiteering with insider knowledge of how serious the pandemic was going to be. Perdue’s response paraphrased – “You are a socialist.”
By way of background, Ossoff is referring to the scandal where several GOP Senators – including Perdue – were caught making stock transactions based on private security briefings about the pandemic while still soft-pedaling the danger to the public.
Breaking news : Perdue has pulled out of the final scheduled debate.