02.05.20

Senator David Perdue Talks State Of The Union & Senate Impeachment Vote

“The most remarkable part of President Trump’s address is what he didn’t say.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” to react to President Trump’s State of the Union address and discuss the U.S. Senate’s upcoming vote to acquit President Trump and end the impeachment trial.

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Highlights:

Presidential Discipline: “It was a remarkable speech, but the most remarkable thing to me is actually what President Trump didn't say. Here's the President of the United States still sitting under an open impeachment hearing in the U.S. Senate, and he didn't mention it once. I give him full credit for that. That took a lot of discipline.”

Stand For American Heroes: “America was watching last night. They saw the childish way some Democrats would not stand up, even for a Tuskegee Airman. This is a an American hero, and they wouldn't stand to honor that man. That was insulting to me.”

Vote To Acquit: “Today, the Senate is going to take a historic vote to acquit this president. We should get three or four Democrats to join us. I hope we'll have 100% of Senate Republicans. We had 100% of Republicans vote against this partisan political ploy in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Clear The Record On Witnesses: “There's a lot of misinformation about witnesses. Let me clear the record here. They had 17 witnesses in the U.S. House. The House Managers showed senators 193 videos of witness testimony and 28,000 pages of evidence. House Democrats told us they had an overwhelming case, yet they wanted the Senate to do their investigation for them. We shut that down last week.”

Illegitimate Articles: “This was an illegitimate process from the beginning. Democrats rushed to finish it in the U.S. House of Representatives and sent an incomplete body of work to us. Then they wanted the Senate to shut itself down during the impeachment hearing and do their work for them. This is a travesty, and it sets a terrible precedent.”

Job Opportunity In America: “Technical and vocational training is a big opportunity for America. Whoever said that everybody in America had to go to a four year college? In Georgia, the people who went to that type of school when I that was high school now run my hometown. I think Donald Trump is right to bring it up as a priority. I'm excited about what that will mean for our economy. It accelerates people to re-train, and that's a huge part of what we're trying to do right now. We have 7.5 million job openings in America, and 5 million people looking for work.”

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