FRC Action
December 14, 2020
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Perdue

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Perdue

Raphael Warnock (D) may be taking the bulk of the GOP's fire in Georgia, but Senator David Perdue's (R) challenger, Jon Ossoff, is just as dangerous. Maybe he doesn't have years of outrageous statements to replay, like Senator Kelly Loeffler's (R) opponent, but taking him lightly is a major, major mistake. With all eyes on Warnock, Ossoff's numbers are climbing -- and that's bad news for anyone who cares about life, faith, and freedom.

Everything Americans need to know about Jon Ossoff can be summed up this way: he's endorsed by NARAL, Planned Parenthood, socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Joe Biden. Georgian Newt Gingrich calls him "San Francisco Ossoff" because his ideology is closer to West Coast extremists like Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). When he isn't campaigning, he's defending Warnock's views, including his anti-Semitism and disgust for police, and raises most of his money where he kicked off his campaign: in Silicon Valley.

In his failed run in 2017, Ossoff tried to persuade the state that he shared their values. Now, he's shedding his moderate façade and saying things that ought to bother most Georgians: "I am pro-choice. I believe that women, not the government, should control the private, personal, and complex decision whether to terminate a pregnancy... In the Senate, I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade." That kind of brazen, pro-abortion talk would have been unthinkable three years ago, one columnist pointed out in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Apparently, he and Warnock want to attract -- not sidestep -- the voters who identify with the radical wing of the Democratic Party.

In a scathing rebuke of the political novice, Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter (R) warns voters that he's a "trust fund socialist. This "out-of-touch liberal has pledged to support the radical agenda that Democrat leaders have openly embraced and set in motion. These far-left¿concepts and policies, which are deeply rooted in socialism, would all but destroy the very way of life Georgians have sought to preserve and protect." He's pledged to defund the police, support the Green New Deal, destroy unborn life, socialize medicine, and a whole host of other horrible ideas for our country.

Senator Perdue, in stark contrast, has a 100-percent voting record with FRC. He's supported the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor's Protection Act. He voted to confirm President Trump's judges and Supreme Court justices, fought against taxpayer-funded abortion, worked to give everyday Americans the right to live out their faith at work and in public. He cares about Israel, Americans' 2nd Amendment rights, international religious freedom, and the persecuted. (For a complete voter guide, click here.)

The last thing Georgia needs is another extremist who doesn't represent American values. That's a message FRC Action will be driving home tomorrow, Tuesday, at a special event at Truett McConnell University. RSVP to join Tony Perkins and a great line-up of speakers that includes Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas); Ralph Reed; Todd Starnes; Abraham Hamilton, and more. If you can't be with us in person, watch the live stream, starting at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at PrayVoteStand.org.