New SMP Ad: Georgians with Pre-existing Conditions Slam David Perdue for Voting to Take Their Health Care Away

“Perdue sides with insurance companies. Not Georgians like me.”

Watch “Shame on You” HERE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority PAC is on the airwaves with a new television ad in Georgia featuring Georgians living with pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes, and COVID-19, and their frustration with Sen. David Perdue voting to raise their health care costs.

While in Washington, Sen. Perdue has voted to rip away health care for the 1.8 million Georgians living with pre-existing conditions. And even amid a global pandemic, Senator Perdue has tried to take away health insurance – just another example of how he’s spent his time in Washington siding with insurance companieswhile the virus rages on. Sen. Perdue is also a staunch supporter of the GOP’s reckless lawsuit to repeal the law that protects those with pre-existing conditions that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on November 10th.

The ad is part of SMP’s statewide television buy.

“Georgians won’t forget that David Perdue has a long history of voting to take away their health care, even during a global pandemic,”said Senate Majority PAC spokesperson Matt Corridoni.“David Perdue spends his time in Washington siding with the big insurance companies and using his office to get richer, while Georgians suffer and live in fear of losing their access to affordable health care.”

Sen. Perdue has already come under fire for his handling of the pandemic and profiting off of COVID-19. While the U.S. Senate received a private briefing on the coronavirusDavid Perdue proceeded to buy stock in a company that sells masks and gloves,along with stock in a vaccine manufacturer. While Sen. Perdue was looking out for himself and downplaying the pandemic, Georgia’s workforce became one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 job loss. Sen. Perdue has a long history of making“perfectly timed stock trades” that have created a pattern of corruption that experts say “stinks to high heaven.”

Transcript:

VARIOUS GEORGIANS: 

“I have type one diabetes.”

 “I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor.” 

“I’m a survivor of COVID.” 

“I have been diagnosed with a rare lymphoma.” 

“I have a pre-existing condition.” 

“To have a pre-existing condition in the middle of a pandemic is one of the most frightening things.”

“And then I hear that David Perdue is in Washington, D.C. trying to take away health insurance in the middle of a pandemic.” 

“Perdue sides with insurance companies. Not Georgians like me.”

“David Perdue, shame on you.”

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