Democratic nominee for Senate Jon Ossoff destroyed his Georgia Republican incumbent opponent, Senator David Perdue, at Wednesday night’s debate. A clip of the video has gone viral, garnering 6 million views overnight.
The race is about as tight as it gets, with Perdue up in the polls by an average of less than one point, just .6%.
Ossoff ran for the House in a 2017 special election but lost in a close race by about 9000 votes. On Wednesday he appeared determined to make up for that.
“Well perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to properly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic if you hadn’t been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading,” Ossoff says at the start of the clip.
“It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator, it’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent,” Ossoff charged.
“You did say COVID-19 was no deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no uptick in cases,” Ossoff continued. “All the while, you were looking after your own assets, and your own portfolio, and you did vote four times to end protections for pre-existing conditions.”
“Four times,” Ossoff repeated, battering Perdue with his own record.
“Can you look down the camera and tell the people of this state why you voted four times to allow insurance companies to deny us health coverage, because we may suffer from diabetes, or heart disease, or asthma, or have cancer in remission?” Ossoff demanded to know, as Perdue just stood by silently. “Why, Senator?”
Seriously, this is the most West Wing moment I’ve ever seen in real life. Just brutal. pic.twitter.com/C2LeZefbZl
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) October 29, 2020
Social media users cheered on Ossoff standing up for voters, especially those in need of care.
This j’accuse moment is also a potent reminder of what it’s like to experience the rhetoric of a young, articulate, incisive politician.
— Elizabeth Evans (@Wallacewriter) October 29, 2020
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) October 29, 2020
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) October 29, 2020
Love this! He evicerated him, and was so matter of fact! https://t.co/R2lmkCtWX2
— BidenHarris2020 (@CharNatPumpkin) October 29, 2020
Jon Ossoff just takes the lumber to David Perdue – his Trumpian sleazeball opponent.
“It’s not just that you’re a crook…”
Oof. That’s going to leave a mark.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 29, 2020
— Ms. Choy (@lcchoy) October 29, 2020
This has to be the most righteous 72 seconds of Jon Ossoff’s life. Perdue looks like he’s in a lineup. https://t.co/pzsFTaLja3
— Richard Yeselson (@yeselson) October 29, 2020
— Painted L Ranch (@l_painted) October 29, 2020
Absolutely savage 🔥 https://t.co/QaIT6jgQfB
— Alissa McLean (@alissakmclean) October 29, 2020
— Shawn Patterson (@shawnmpatterson) October 29, 2020
Everyone should watch this, and then donate to @ossoff. And if you’re a resident of Georgia, vote for him.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 29, 2020
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