EVANS COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia leader who serves on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, says he was in Georgia but watched Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. with astonishment and disappointment.
“I was saddened by what I saw,” Sec. Perdue said. “That’s not representing of who we as Americans are.”
Sec. Perdue said the breach of the Capitol and behavior inside looked like something from another country.
“We see things on TV of things happening in Malaysia or the Philippines or the Middle Eastern countries. That’s not who Americans are, that’s not who Georgians are,” he said.
When asked about President Trump’s comments on social media and at the rally Wednesday, Perdue didn’t mince his words.
“I’ve been a supporter of the president’s policies. But inciting people to not have a peaceful transition of power is not the thing to do and I’m disappointed in that,” Sec. Perdue said.
As reports from Washington D.C. say some cabinet members may have discussed removing the president through the 25th Amendment, Sec. Perdue said he hasn’t had any communications with other cabinet members and did not expect to.