Speaking before the president arrived at a campaign rally in Macon, Ga., Perdue said, “Ka-ma-ang, Ka-ma-la, Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, anything, ”seemed to pause for a scattered laugh. His campaign wrote in a statement that Perdue “simply mentioned Sen. Harris’ name, and he did not mean it” – despite calls that the merger had a purpose.
The antic did not arrive with commenters as the latest in “racing-baiting” from Perdue. Other Republicans, including Trump, mispronounced Harris̵7; first name (pronounced “comma-la”), even though his supporters dismissed the tactic as irrelevant to the first Black woman. and the first South Asian American woman to be on a national party ticket.
“Sen. David Perdue has served in the Senate along with the vice-presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris since 2017. He knows its name and he knows how to say it, “Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Helen Kalla wrote. in a statement.
“His disgusting performance today is none other than a desperate dog whistling from a missing politician who has been caught running anti-Semitic ads against Jon Ossoff,” Kalla wrote, referring to a previous ad. of Perdue describing Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff with a longer and thinner nose, claiming the Jewish candidate played in anti-Semitic tropes. The July Facebook ad post was deleted by Perdue’s campaign but not until after it raised thousands of views on Facebook.
Kalla wrote that Perdue should have apologized for the mispronunciation of Harris’ name.
“Sen. Perdue deliberately did not politely mispronounce the name of Sen. Harris is a serious and racist tactic directly from President Trump’s manual, “Georgia Democratic Party chairman Nikema Williams said in a statement.” demonstration. “
Ossoff took over the clip on Friday, sharing it with a link to his fundraising page.
“My opponent, GOP Sen. David Perdue of anti-Semitic ad ad infamy, mocked Sen. Harris ‘name as’ Kamala-mala-mala-whatever” at a Trump rally, “Ossoff wrote “We are better than this.”
The growing competitive race of the Senate is considered a collapse of the Cook Political Report. Perdue tried to highlight his connection to Trump – and one of the many Republican Georgia lawmakers who spoke at Trump’s rally Friday night.
Ossoff, a 33-year-old media executive and investigative journalist, criticized Perdue’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the 70-year-old incumbent and former business executive was buried in Washington’s “swamp”, while repeatedly Perdue repeatedly called Ossoff a “Socialist.”