The reason behind David Perdue’s second West Wing visit in a week

WASHINGTON — If there was a such thing as a White House loyal visitor card, U.S. Sen. David Perdue would be close to winning a free sandwich.

U.S. Sen. David Perdue speaks with reporters outside the White House following his meeting with President Donald Trump. Photo courtesy of Sen. Perdue’s office.

Georgia’s junior senator today made his second visit to the West Wing in less than a week for a meeting with President Donald Trump. Unlike last week, when he was part of a large group of Capitol Hill Republicans sent to talk about the bevy of issues on Congress’ plate, this visit was much more intimate and targeted. Both showcase his growing pull with the new president.

Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., were there to discuss legal immigration with Trump, specifically a bill they introduced last month that would slash by more than half both the number of legal immigrants and refugees allowed to enter the country.

In other words, their legislation would codify some of the immigration proposals floated by Trump himself.

“This is a first step,” Perdue said back in February of his bill. “It’s not a sweeping, comprehensive attempt to solve all legal immigration problems, nor does it address illegal issues. We are simply trying today to bring a rational, compassionate approach to this different issue within the immigration conversation.”

The trio also discussed the economy and health care, according to Perdue’s office.

What’s encouraging is that President Trump is doing what he promised, and I think people are noticing,” Perdue said in a statement after the meeting. 

Perdue was not the only Georgian to have some face time with Trump today. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, a member of the House GOP whip team, was also at the White House for a presidential confab. There he is, third from the left:

 


Reader Comments 0

35 comments
Pennie Hoeft
Pennie Hoeft

I support my president and the repel of Obama care. Let's make America great again.

Leon Jackson
Leon Jackson

Damn, he's good at sucking up to 45. When is he going to do something for the people of Georgia?

Gary Cox
Gary Cox

Trying to get his cousin a cabinet job so they can build another go fish museum!

Jennifer Gilkerson
Jennifer Gilkerson

Too bad we have to wait so long to vote him out if the senate. He and Johnny have no interest in their constituents wants and needs.

Hank Quinn
Hank Quinn

Both he and Price look like politicians from The Great Depression era. I think that's the image they like to project. So sad.

Sue Anne Morgan
Sue Anne Morgan

Because he has a man crush on Trump. David is a Trumpuppet. He loves Trump. He does not love Georgia.

Justin Schuetz
Justin Schuetz

Senator David Perdue is setting himself up as the poster child of a Washington insider: first getting a plum elected position on the strength of sharing his former governer cousin's name, then blatantly ignoring his constituents in order to hobnob with the executive branch in a time where it desperately needs the independent check on its power that legislators such as Perdue should be providing. Good old southern corruption at its best, Senator Perdue is doing what he does best by proving that rich CEOs are in the game of politics for the sake of increasing their own power, rather than any sense of civic duty for the "little people" who voted for him.

Ben L Rainey
Ben L Rainey

Hang in there David, can't remember when we had a senator to fight for Georgia's interests, just keep it conservative

Luanne West
Luanne West

Purdue is a corporate hack who puts party and personal gain over country! Trump is a traitor with obvious ties to Russia.

Liz Dadin
Liz Dadin

Is that hear say or do you have proff? Than's what I thought

J.r. Rich-Bellerose
J.r. Rich-Bellerose

Linda Morgan if you wish to prove that claim how about some facts or logic?

Ron Mashburn
Ron Mashburn

Prove it !!!17 intelligence agencies have not . So how are you , the only thing that has been proven is a lot of Washington insiders do not won't to loose their lavish lifestyle. And the media loves the left so they keep their agenda going. Take a look at the stock market Our government doesn't make anything they take money from people to make the system work . The last 8 years has left us 20 trillion dollars in debt How Long Ago Is a Trillion Seconds? If you count backward, then: 1 million seconds = 12 days ago 1 billion seconds = 31 years ago 1 trillion seconds = 30,000 B.C. (give or take a decade or two) Let’s Measure a Trillion in Height How high is a trillion in $1000 bills? If you stack a trillion-worth of $1000 bills together, then: 1 million dollars = 4 inches high 1 billion dollars = 364 feet high 1 trillion dollars = 63 miles high (give or take a foot or two) Note that this is a STACK, not laid end-to-end.

Erik Moore
Erik Moore

He certainly is not meeting with constituents - he must have something more important to do?

Ed Helton
Ed Helton

I think I speaks of his character, or lack of it.

Lynn Bollinger
Lynn Bollinger

This does not bode well for Georgia or the White House. Neither have a dependable integrity for the common good.

Sally Williams
Sally Williams

I'm putting together a campaign to make sure this is his only term.

Sally Williams
Sally Williams

Luanne West I will be starting a facebook page early next week for my campaign that will lay out what my platform will be but feel free to check out my page for an idea what my political leanings are for now.

Don Durden
Don Durden

Enjoy while you can Perdue, your days in office are growing shorter by the day.

Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones

Too bad he never visits his constituents.