Republican Sen. David Perdue slammed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for recording President Donald Trump blatantly asking him to commit an election crime by overturning the state’s presidential election results, calling Raffensperger’s actions “disgusting.”
“I guess I was raised differently,” Perdue said Monday on Fox News, referring to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who is also a Republican.
“To have a statewide elected official, regardless of party, tape without disclosing a conversation — a private conversation — with the president of the United States, and then leaking it to the press, is disgusting,” he said.
Perdue’s remarks come a day before his closely watched Senate runoff election in the peach state where he faces Democrat John Ossoff.
On Sunday, The Washington Post released an audio recording in which Trump asks state officials to “find” enough votes to reverse the state’s tally, despite the state conducting a lengthy recount and recertification process to declare President-elect Joe Biden the winner. Trump also appears to threaten Georgia’s officials with prosecution for not complying with his request.
Raffensperger, alongside Ryan Germany, the top lawyer in his office, repeatedly tells Trump on the call that he is wrong.
Georgia is a one-party consent state, meaning it’s legal to record a conversation if at least one party consents. Perdue turning his ire toward Raffensperger is a clear attempt to shift the scandal away from Trump.
“I didn’t hear anything in that tape that the president hasn’t already said for weeks now since the November election,” Perdue said Monday on Fox News, downplaying the significance of the president’s remarks.
When David Perdue is asked what he thinks of the #TrumpTapes, what's his response??
"It's disgusting that Raffensperger would leak that."
ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME. 🤬
This cretin needs to go.
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— Andy Behrman (@electroboyusa) January 4, 2021