Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) dismisses questions about Trump’s family separation policy as the “current shiny object of the day” and was upset when asked about the barbaric policy during a press conference.
CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted: “At presser with GOP senators on a spending cut package, gets bombarded by questions about separation of children at border. He jumps in, says he wants to focus on the debt crisis and not see his press conference hijacked by the “current shiny object of the day.”
David Perdue, at presser with GOP senators on a spending cut package, gets bombarded by questions about separation of children at border. He jumps in, says he wants to focus on the debt crisis and not see his press conference hijacked by the "current shiny object of the day"
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 19, 2018
CBS News reports, Perdue became”visibly frustrated with a question about the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the southern border during a press conference on spending and the debt Tuesday, saying the press conference’s focus was the debt, not the “current shiny object of the day.”
As a resident of Georgia, I am appalled at Perdue for making such a callous statement. He is a father and possibly a grandfather. I know he wouldn’t want his family to be separated either.
I’ve tried to call both Georgia senators phone numbers and the calls are not going through. Gee, I wonder why they’re hiding? Feckless scumbags.
Reaction on Twitter:
You may not change their minds, but you can definitely make their day more annoying:
Senator David Perdue
GA Office: 404-865-0087
Senator Johnny Isakson
— Katie Lambert (@KatieELambert) June 18, 2018
These two Georgia US senators are refusing to answer their phones in relation to putting an end to Trump's policy of kidnapping children.
David Perdue & Johnny Isakson
RT & spread their shame. pic.twitter.com/BoENAlQO0f
— Julie Piwaron (@sunfight1) June 18, 2018
Shame on you #SenatorDavidPerdue. You are a coward David Perdue. You are in a position to help children who are being abused yet you are silent. You are not a man. How dare you call yourself a Christian. I will work my ass off to make sure you are NEVER re-elected.
— Bernie2020 ✌️❤️ (@49ers_4_Ever16) June 20, 2018