Former Republican Sen. David Perdue is not going to problem newly elected Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 to proceed representing Georgia on Capitol Hill “after a lot prayer and mirrored image,” he introduced Tuesday.
“This can be a private resolution, no longer a political one,” Perdue mentioned in a commentary. “I’m assured that whoever wins the Republican Number one subsequent 12 months will defeat the Democrat candidate within the Basic election for this seat, and I can do the whole thing I will to make that occur.”
Perdue misplaced his contest against Democrat Jon Ossoff in one in every of two high-stakes runoff elections in early January that made up our minds which birthday party would keep an eye on the Senate initially of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Warnock, a reverend at Atlanta’s ancient Ebenezer Baptist Church, won his seat in a runoff towards now-former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Loeffler have been appointed by means of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in December 2019 to fill the seat vacated by means of Johnny Isakson, who was once reelected in 2016 however resigned on the finish of 2019 for health reasons.
Warnock’s victory made him the primary Black senator from Georgia within the U.S. Senate. He’s additionally simply the eleventh Black senator in American historical past.
Loeffler has no longer introduced whether or not she is going to input the 2022 race ― even supposing she mentioned in an interview with The Atlanta Magazine-Charter this week that it was once “certainly on the table.”