Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff destroyed his Republican incumbent opponent so thoroughly Wednesday evening that Georgia Senator David Perdue has just canceled the third and final debate.
“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 told Perdue, who had little to say in response. The viral video had been watched 5 million times by Thursday morning. It's now been viewed 9.3 million times, nearly as many times as the number of people in the entire state of Georgia.
Seriously, this is the most West Wing moment I’ve ever seen in real life. Just brutal. https://t.co/C2LeZefbZl— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1603942606.0
Ossoff kept the pressure on Thursday evening when he announced Perdue had pulled out:
BREAKING: Senator Perdue just cancelled our final debate. At last night's debate, millions saw that Perdue had no… https://t.co/B9GSBrFrW9— Jon Ossoff (@Jon Ossoff)1604006826.0
Perdue's Twitter account has been very active Thursday, but he has not announced he will not debate Ossoff on Sunday.
Perdue is being mocked on social media:
Perdue just backed out of the last debate because Ossoff destroyed him. https://t.co/K6U6xkmSAp— RufusKingIsNotAmused (@RufusKingIsNotAmused)1604007877.0
Fox spent all summer talking about how Biden was too scared to debate and how it was prospectively disqualifying.… https://t.co/aBa3SieF0W— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller)1604007087.0
@donwinslow @ossoff Already donated to Ossoff. Perdue is garbage. Nearly six years in office and he has NEVER held… https://t.co/gsJE22mdxX— tinylittlenukes (@tinylittlenukes)1604007893.0
@sendavidperdue is a coward. #PurdueIsACoward Pass it on #PurdueIsCoward #PurdueIsCoward #PurdueIsCoward… https://t.co/RtM8X8i9sa— Grand Nagus Zek (@Grand Nagus Zek)1604007870.0
Since Perdue just cancelled the last debate against @Ossoff, playing this one more time in the club before the ligh… https://t.co/CX1bVpI57s— Michael Skolnik (@Michael Skolnik)1604007868.0
You see Republicans backing out of debates all over the country. Roger Marshall in Kansas, Perdue in Georgia. The… https://t.co/PF0k5RHkF8— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1604007865.0
YOU’RE A COWARD @sendavidperdue https://t.co/a578NjrDOQ— Charlie (@Charlie)1604007863.0
Perdue is chicken. https://t.co/eWKpMHIjQm— Joshua Karp (@Joshua Karp)1604007253.0
A coward like Perdue does not belong in the Senate. Vote for @ossoff and vote NOW! https://t.co/YR1FhYXreC— Michael Loeffler (@Michael Loeffler)1604007853.0
A bit unkind to call David Perdue the Chicken of the GOP #ChickenOfTheGOP #Ossoff #JonOssoff— The Notorious ROY G BIV (@The Notorious ROY G BIV)1604007836.0
Well, there’s nothing Perdue hates more than socialism and he sure got publicly owned last night. https://t.co/gaimyXysV0— Anthony Michael Kreis (@Anthony Michael Kreis)1604007353.0
If Purdue is too scared to debate, he's not fit to serve in the US Senate. Donate to Jon Ossoff to vote him out:… https://t.co/fwehRSZgem— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor)1604007214.0
Actual footage of Senator David Perdue on the campaign trail today. CC: @ossoff https://t.co/ZmhxBKgY3a— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1604009216.0