"Perdue must reverse his opposition to $2,000 checks and join Democrats, President-elect Biden, and President Trump in immediately supporting $2,000 relief checks for his constituents", Ossoff said in a statement.
Not only have the senators circumvented questions on how they will vote on McConnell's veto override campaign for the NDAA, but the GOP incumbents quickly jumped on the $2,000 payment bandwagon on Tuesday and publicly stated they backed President Donald Trump's calls for more checks to Americans, which helps keep governors from ending lockdowns. I've stood by the president 100% of the time. "And I've said absolutely we need to get relief to Americans now, and I will support that".
Warnock also accused Loeffler of taking too long to act on Covid relief, saying, "Georgians learned long ago they can't trust Kelly Loeffler to look out for anyone but herself".
"The president has fought for our country from day one", she said.
Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff slammed Georgia Senator David Perdue (R) by accusing his rival of political opportunism with his support for increased direct relief in response to the coronavirus.
The Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed a bill Monday evening to increase direct coronavirus relief payments, but Sen.
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McConnell has not said whether the measure will get a floor vote in the Senate.
Ossoff concluded by saying that if Perdue was honest in supporting $2,000 relief checks, he'd be on the Senate floor demanding McConnell hold a vote for it in a clean bill. Marco Rubio of Florida, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Lindsey Graham of SC have indicated they are open to voting in favor of increasing the checks.
Many Republicans have opposed the stimulus checks.
Republicans now hold 50 seats in the Senate and a victory in just one of the Georgia races will give them a majority and the ability to hamstring Biden's agenda after he takes office on January 20.
On Sunday, Trump signed the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill into law, despite his criticism that the $600 checks weren't enough.