01.16.19

Senator David Perdue Highlights Democrat Hypocrisy

“This is the second time Schumer has shut down the government”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss government funding and the critical need for border security.

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Senator Perdue on CNBC

 

Highlights:

National Security Crisis: “We have a national security crisis. President Trump is the first president of the last five that is standing up and going to the mat to defend America.”

Political Self-Interest: “The dysfunction in this town is unconscionable. It's unbelievable that Congress is still trying to finish funding the federal government four months into the fiscal year. It’s time for Congress to step up, get past the political self-interest, and get this done. The American people expect that.” 

Totally Irresponsible: “It is totally irresponsible by both parties that border security is being discussed in January, not September of last year.”

Democrat Hypocrisy: “Over 750,000 people are trying to enter this country illegally every year. To put that in perspective, the United States brings in 1.1 million legal immigrants a year. This is a national security crisis, and it only heightens the Democrats’ hypocrisy. This is the second time Senator Schumer has shut down the government over this issue.”

Broken Budget Process: “Congress worked through August last year and completed 75% of the federal government’s discretionary budget. That was the first time in 22 years. Congress’s budget process is broken. The American people ought to be outraged.”

 

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.