Jon Ossoff is one of two Georgia Democrats presently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. In order to win this seat, Ossoff will have to defeat Sen. David Perdue, the current Republican incumbent who is running for re-election.
Ossoff and Perdue have repeatedly clashed during the Georgia runoffs. Ossoff accused Perdue of ignoring warnings about COVID-19 and merely seeking personal enrichment; meanwhile, Perdue blasts Ossoff for backing a “radical socialist agenda” and switching up his talking points depending on which crowds he’s in.
The Perdue vs. Ossoff race in Georgia is tight, with early voting starting in two weeks. Just yesterday, Ossoff informed on CNN that he is supportive of new lockdowns as a means of taking on coronavirus, confirms Breitbart News.
What to Know About Ossoff’s Support for Lockdowns
Yesterday, Ossoff appeared on CNN to talk about not only his race for the Senate, but also the presence of COVID-19.
News anchor Dana Bash questioned Ossoff about reports of a “full resurgence” of the virus in Georgia; to be precise, however, Bash asked if the Democrat would back “harsher restrictions” that involve shutting down people’s businesses yet again.
I really wish @PerdueSenate would debate me. There's so much to discuss.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) November 29, 2020
Ossoff, answered like the typical politician. He talked about listening to the experts and following their advice, regardless of psychological, economic, emotional, or social consequences. In sticking to the Democrat way, Ossoff stated without evidence that advice from public health experts has faced “suppression” in 2020.
Finally, when Bash pressed Ossoff further about whether or not he’d support shutdowns if the “experts” recommended them, Ossoff stated that it would be “malpractice” to ignore public health experts’ calls for “stronger mitigation measures.”
An Alternative for Georgians
Georgia residents who do not want Ossoff in the Senate have the option of voting for Sen. Perdue’s re-election. Early voting starts in precisely 14 days while January 5, 2021 is the final voting day for these runoff races.
Ossoff’s support for lockdowns couldn’t possibly be any plainer. As Perdue and other Republicans have warned, Ossoff would simply be a rubber stamp for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the other radical Democrats who are backing his campaign.
If you think the overreaching lockdowns in states like New York and California are scary, know that Jon @Ossoff would support the very same policies – for the entire country. pic.twitter.com/RADSX01uMO
— David Perdue (@Perduesenate) November 30, 2020
Polling has shown that lockdowns are gradually becoming less and less popular. Americans don’t want to be shut down. They don’t want to be dependent on government or suffer from the many issues that lockdowns engender; yet, this (and much more) is what Ossoff would support and vote for in the Senate, unless Georgians re-elect Sen. David Perdue.
What do you think about Jon Ossoff’s support for shutdowns? Do you think Georgians will elect him or re-elect Sen. Perdue? Let us know down below in the comments section.