Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue pulled out of his final debate with Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff scheduled for Sunday after Ossoff’s bitter attack in the last debate went viral on Twitter.
Perdue will instead attend a rally with President Trump, his campaign said, after Ossoff labeled the senator a “crook” and Perdue accused Ossoff of profiting off China.
“Senator Perdue will not be participating in the WSB-TV debate but will instead join the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, for a huge Get-Out-The-Vote rally in Northwest Georgia,” Perdue spokesperson John Burke told Fox News in a statement.
“To make up for the lost time, Senator Perdue has over 20 campaign stops planned for the closing days of this race, and he is excited to welcome and join President Trump,” Burke continued.
In another highlight of the last debate, Perdue accused his Democratic challenger of profiting off a Hong Kong media company who had ties to Beijing.