ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Calls For Bold Leadership In First Senate Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) delivered his first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Senator Perdue called for bold leadership in Washington to address our nation’s major crises, and highlighted how he will work to create a new beginning to get our country back on track. Below is some recent news coverage of his speech. You can watch the full speech here.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Freshman U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s first speech on the floor this evening laid out priorities for the fiscal battles that he said inspired his turn from businessman to senator, while launching an attack on the Obama administration’s foreign policy and use of power domestically.” (David Perdue’s First Senate Speech Calls For Greater ‘Sense Of Urgency’, 4/27/15)

Albany Herald: “Perdue opined that the solution is to break political deadlock and grow the U.S. economy, while eliminating duplicated programs, developing a long-term debt solution and getting Americans back to work at well-paying jobs.” (U.S. Sen. David Perdue Outlines Three Crises In Maiden Speech, 4/28/15

Atlanta Business Chronicle: “Perdue said the rising debt is threatening the nation’s ability to defend itself, which is contributing to a deterioration in American foreign policy. He blamed President Barack Obama for seeking an agreement with Iran that would give that country time to realize its ambitions of becoming a nuclear power.” (Perdue Highlights Nation's 'Debt Crisis' In Maiden Senate Speech, 4/28/15)

Gwinnett Daily Post: “Georgia’s junior senator addressed his colleagues for more than 15 minutes what he deemed to be abuses of executive power, a ‘lack of leadership’ on foreign policy issues and an ‘out-of-control’ national debt. He said the general political climate in the nation’s capital was one of ‘dysfunction’ with leaders showing ‘fiscal irresponsibility’ in their decisions.” (Perdue Focuses On Executive Power, Foreign Policy And National Debt In First Senate Floor Speech, 4/29/15)

Newsmax: “[Perdue] quoted liberal-leaning constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who has criticized Obama for abusing his executive authority. ... He blasted the administration's framework agreement with Iran which will permit the Islamist regime to build nuclear weapons after a temporary, decade-long freeze, saying it would endanger international security.” (Sen. Perdue: Obama Has 'Run the Country Without Congress' for 6 Years, 4/28/15)

Washington Free Beacon: “President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening. Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path. (Sen. David Perdue: ‘Obama Runs Country Without Congress,’ 4/27/15)