An Attempt to Clear the Air Over Senator Perdue’s Remarks About President Obama

Senator David Perdue’s press spokeserson reached out to GeorgiaPol in order to provide some context for the Senator’s remarks during his speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington. While the senator quoted a portion of Psalm 109, a video and transcript of that portion of his remarks appears to indicate that the reference to letting President Obama’s days be few were made in jest:

DAVID PERDUE: I think we are called to pray. I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our President. In his role as president I think we should pray for Barack Obama. But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, “Let his days be few, and let another have his office.”

(LAUGHTER)

DAVID PERDUE: In all seriousness, I believe that America is at a moment of crisis.

Caroline Vanvick, Senator Perdue’s press spokesman issued this statement:

Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president. He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that. However, we should add the media to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of.

The reader can judge the intent of Senator Perdue’s remarks. I will simply point out that a tweet from a contributor to a liberal-leaning website might might not tell the whole story.

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