Senator David Perdue Opening Statement For Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agriculture Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke in support of his first cousin, former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III, during his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

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David and Sonny 


“As it has been stated, Governor Perdue and I are first cousins. We grew up together. We have a strong family. It is an extended family. I’ve known this man all of my life. I can think of no one in the United States more qualified to be the next Secretary of Agriculture.

“In Joshua, it calls us to be strong and courageous. I know this man to be both strong and courageous. Today, he is going to answer all of your questions and the only thing I can say to him is, good luck, cuz.”