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Senator David Perdue Will Face ‘Civil Battery’ Complaint for Grabbing Student’s Phone

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - FEBRUARY 01: U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) listens during a news briefing at the 2018 House & Senate Republican Member Conference February 1, 2018 at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Congressional Republicans gather at their annual retreat, hosted by the Congressional Institute, to discuss legislative agenda for the year. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Senator from Georgia David Perdue may not be up for reelection this year, but that hasn’t relieved him of pressure from his constituents. His way of dealing with that pressure is telling.

Earlier this month, Perdue snatched a Georgia Tech student’s phone after the student attempted to ask Perdue why he’s supporting Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who’s facing a lawsuit for purging thousands of voter rolls in majority-black communities who likely would vote for his opponent, Stacey Abrams.

Now, it looks like Perdue will face a lawsuit of his own.

The law firm Dreyer Sterling LLC, founded by Democratic State Representative David Dreyer and Atlanta candidate for Mayor Michael Sterling, filed a civil battery complaint against Perdue on the student’s behalf.

In announcing the complaint, attorneys said Perdue

“ripped [a] phone out of a student’s hands as the student attempted to ask a question about voter rights.”

Now, Americans on Twitter are loving the move toward justice, with many calling Perdue a bully.

The defense Perdue’s team is offering doesn’t seem reliable either.

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