David Perdue Implicitly Acknowledges Joe Biden as Incoming President in Private Zoom Call, Wants to Maintain Senate Majority to “Make Deals”

Senator David Perdue appears to have acknowledged Joe Biden as the incoming president in a private Zoom call.

The video was obtained and the story first reported by the Washington Post.

The Zoom call took place Wednesday with members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The clip features Perdue, Senator Kelly Loeffler, and former senator and current RJC lobbyist Norm Coleman.

“If we can keep the majority in the Senate, we can at least be a buffer on some of the things that the Biden camp has been talking about in terms of foreign policy,” said Perdue. “I believe […] we have the potential, if we have a majority in the Senate, that Mitch McConnell could indeed negotiate with Biden in a way that we haven’t seen in two or three administrations.”

“I think if we keep these two seats, we have an opportunity to do something that we lost in the last administration between Pelosi and Trump. That was just a bridge too far, to think that we were going to get them to negotiate,” Perdue added. “But here we have Biden and McConnell, who are ex-colleagues in the Senate, who are not only negotiators, who, if Biden can get away from this extreme part of his party, he might make some deals.”

Watch for yourself:

The full two-minute clip can be seen here at the Washington Post.

The hashtag #PerdueSaysBidenWon is now trending on Twitter with nearly 90,000 tweets as of this writing. Perdue spokesman John Burke may have called the video a “non-story,” but many Republicans in Georgia and across the country beg to differ.

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