ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Champions Conservative Solutions At Americans For Prosperity Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave an impassioned speech to thousands of conservative leaders at Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) “Defending the American Dream” national conference in Columbus, Ohio. Senator Perdue attacked the liberal progressive policies that have failed working Americans and championed advancing conservative solutions in the U.S. Senate. Watch Senator Perdue’s full speech here.

Washington Examiner: Freshman Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., another speaker at the event, mainly focused on economic issues. He noted that he introduced a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution in the Senate, and attributed the country's current financial problems to Democratic programs enacted under "supermajorities" over the last one hundred years: Obamacare, the New Deal, Dodd-Frank, and the Great Society. "The solution to this is not complicated," Perdue said of how to reduce the national debt. "First of all, we have to break the gridlock, that both parties are responsible for in Washington. One side wants tax increases, the next wants spending cuts. And we have gridlock for a generation. My answer is this: We have an 18 trillion dollar economy. Let's get the economy going again. Put people back to work. That's the solution to our debt crisis." Perdue also touched on the issue of class relations and the reputations of the various political parties on that issue. "We let the Democrats get away with the ultimate lie — that they represent the working men and women of America." (Jeb Bush: America must ‘lead the world’, 8/22/15)

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Perdue charged President Barack Obama with bypassing Republican majorities on Capitol Hill with a series of executive orders and agency regulations that overstep his constitutional authority. “This president has figured out how to run the country without Congress,” Perdue said. “That’s not what the Founders had in mind.” Perdue also accused Obama of creating the conditions that led to the formation of ISIS by prematurely pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in 2011 and criticized the nuclear deal the White House recently negotiated with Iran, which is now before the Senate. (Perdue rips Obama at conservative summit, 8/21/15)

The Political Insider: Senator David Perdue rocked the Americans for Prosperity microphone at the Defending the Dream Conference in Ohio over the weekend, giving a dynamic speech that left many wondering why he isn’t running for president. Perdue, a relatively unknown Senator from Georgia, got a warmer reception from the thousands of assembled conservative grassroots activists than Jeb Bush did. Speaking to about 3,000 conservatives at a summit in Columbus, Perdue charged Barack Obama with bypassing Republican majorities on Capitol Hill with a series of executive orders and agency regulations that overstep his constitutional authority. (Senator Fires Up Conservative Base, EXPOSES What Obama’s Doing to Congress, 8/24/15)

Georgia Pundit: This weekend, Senator David Perdue delivered the keynote address at the Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream” conference in Columbus, Ohio. (Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections, 8/25/15)

Z Politics: Outside is the new ‘in’ in conservative politics these days. GOP presidential candidates like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson, all viewed as political outsiders, are gaining in the polls ahead of generally well-liked contenders who have held public office. Here in Georgia, Senator David Perdue often credits his win in last year’s U.S. Senate race to his ‘outsider’ status. Now, he’s taken his message to the national stage, winning over new supporters outside of the Peach State. At the Americans for Prosperity ‘Defending the American Dream’ Summit last Friday, Perdue touted his outsider credentials to the conservative crowd, and by all signs received a more-than-warm reception. (Senator David Perdue Enters National Spotlight As An ‘Outsider’, 8/24/15)

DonCole.com: Senator David Perdue might tell some that public speaking is not one of his strong points. Over 4,000 people at the Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus, Ohio would have to disagree. Senator Perdue was one of the keynote speakers at the Summit along with many of the Republican Presidential candidates. The audience was glued to the outsider businessman who shared his passionate calling to focus on the financial crisis that America faces. Perdue gave some history about how we got where we are. He made a common sense observation that makes one wonder how we got ourselves into this situation. We have an agreement with Taiwan that we will defend them if they are ever attacked by China. David Perdue’s confidence is not based on mere political strategy. The attendees saw the burning conviction that drew him from the comfort of private life to serve the people of Georgia and the people of this nation. (David Perdue Speaks to Americans for Prosperity, 8/24/15)