Former Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff slams David Perdue as a “caricature of Washington corruption” as he launches bid to unseat Donald Trump’s puppet.
During an appearance of MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Ossoff said: “I’m running because we face a crisis of corruption” as he slammed the NRA, Citizens United and the federal government silencing scientists.
“Sen. Perdue, this is a guy, who in a half decade, while children in rural Georgia, one out of three of them live in poverty, while Georgia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, this man has not once in five years come down from his private island to hold a single public townhall,” Ossoff told O’Donnell.
“David Perdue is the image of Washington corruption.” “He retired into the Senate, I will go to work for all Georgians,” Ossoff added.
Ossoff narrowly lost to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional district in 2017. He was viciously smeared by Donald Trump and Republicans, including his opponent. Handel lost to Lucy McBath in the 2018 midterm elections.
🚨ICYMI: Jon joined @Lawrence earlier tonight to break some big news.
He's running for Senate in Georgia!
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) September 10, 2019