Perdue, Loeffler absent from Senate vote to override Trump veto of defense bill

Neither of Georgia’s U.S. senators traveled to Washington on Friday to take part in a bipartisan vote to override President Donald Trump’s veto of an annual military spending bill, sidestepping a thorny issue days ahead of the critical runoffs. If Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue had voted with the majority on the legislation, the first veto override of Trump’s presidency, they might have angered him before his Monday rally in Dalton, Georgia. Shortly after the vote, the president blasted Senate Republicans as “pathetic.” And if the two Republicans had voted against the override, they wou…

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