- GOP Sen. David Perdue is the name of Sen. Kamala Harris at a rally for President Donald Trump on Friday.
- “KAH-mah-la, Kah-MAH-la, Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, anything,” Perdue said, eliciting laughs from the audience.
- Others quickly condemned the allegations, including Sabrina Singh, Harris’ press secretary, who tweeted that the comments were “incredibly racist” and “vote for her.”
- John Burke, director of communications at Perdue’s campaign, said the senator had just “mispronounced” his name.
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Georgia̵7;s Senator David Perdue repeatedly mentioned the name of Sen. Kamala Harris at a rally for President Donald Trump on Friday.
Referring to his colleague in the Senate, Perdue said, “KAH-mah-la, Kah-MAH-la, Kamala-mala-mala, I do not know, if anything,” releasing laughter from the audience.
Others quickly denounced the sentences, calling them racist.
“So incredibly racist,” Sabrina Singh, Harris’ press secretary general tweeted, saying “vote for her” by voting for Perdue’s opponent. He also said Perdue and Harris have been working together in the Senate for more than three years.
Jon Ossoff, who is running against Perdue, also condemned what was said.
“This kind of disgusting, racial waste is what President Trump released from sitting with members of the Republican Senate,” Ossof told MSNBC.
He also tweeted, “Senator Perdue never did this to a male colleague. Or a white colleague. And everyone knows.”
John Burke, director of communications at Perdue’s campaign, said the senator was “simply pronounced by the name of Senator Harris.”
“He was unintentional,” he tweeted. He is making an argument against the radical socialist agenda pushed by him and his disputed candidate Jon Ossoff, which includes Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, tax increases, and handling COVID relief for citizens of Georgia. “
Harris, the first Black and South Asian woman to be nominated by the vice president of a major party, has been repeatedly mentioned by political opponents. His name is pronounced, according to the senator himself, as “comma-la.”