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U.S. Senator Perdue makes stop in Savannah

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

U.S. Senator David Perdue was in Savannah Tuesday, speaking to hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state. 

"Please keep pushing these things up to us that you need to do your job. I think you've got a president now that's listening. He's made the verbal commitment, and I think he's made the actions so far that would back up the idea that he's going to have your back," said Senator Perdue. 

The senator was invited to speak at the Peace Officers Association of Georgia 2017 Annual Training Conference. Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin also attended the event. 

"I do support the 'we are a country, as united, we're stronger.' We don't have to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand," Chief Lumpkin said. 

Senator Perdue released the following statement on President Trump’s recent remarks on Afghanistan:

President Trump and Secretary Mattis outlined a clear way forward for American involvement in Afghanistan. This is welcome news for our troops, our Afghan partners, and our allies working hard to eradicate terrorism and create stability. Due to weak leadership and arbitrary restrictions of President Obama’s Administration, the situation in Afghanistan is now at a stalemate. The Trump Administration's regional approach will take into account the interrelationship of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, while working to counter destructive foreign interests. Last month, I visited with General Nicholson, his commanders, the Afghan military and our troops on the ground, and this is exactly the type of plan and leadership from the White House they said they need.

Tonight, Americans, our troops, and our allies heard directly from President Trump that the United States of America refuses to let Afghanistan become a safe haven for radical Islamic terrorists to mount global attacks. I look forward to working with Secretary Mattis and General Nicholson to ensure they have the resources needed to properly implement this strategy and ensure success in Afghanistan.

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