01.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Governor Sonny Perdue’s Nomination On Fox News Channel

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) discussed President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of his first cousin and former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, to be Secretary of Agriculture on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” with Martha MacCallum.

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Trump Picks Dream Team: “President-elect Donald Trump has a history of putting great people around him. This lineup of potential nominees is stellar. Look at the results of these people. These are highly accomplished people with great track records of getting results.”

Governor Perdue’s Immensely Qualified: “Last night, President-elect Trump called my cousin, Sonny Perdue, and offered him the job of Secretary of Ag, and my cousin accepted. Today, they're beginning the process. As we see going around us today, even in these hearings, this is a process. It’s a great process, and these are fantastic people, in my mind. It really gives me encouragement about the opportunity to change the direction of our country.”

Results-Oriented Cabinet: “These people are proven leaders. They know how to get results. They know how to get things done…Here is the reality. Barack Obama’s top eight cabinet picks only had five years, collectively, in the chief executive position, chief operating officer position, or any of the C-Suite positions in the private sector. This group of cabinet nominees, and just the top eight positions, has over 80 years of that [experience].”

Schumer Off-Base: “The private sector for is fully represented here, as is the experience here in Washington. So, I think Senator Schumer is off-base. These people [Trump’s cabinet nominees] know how to get results. That’s why the people of America elected Donald Trump.”

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